Excess Insurance: Questions Raised by Qualcomm and Issues Relating to the Duty to Defend

June 26, 2015 8:00am

Helen K. Michael

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Seth D. Lamden

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Steven C. Schwartz
Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Scott M. Seaman

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Does a primary carrier’s settlement for less than its full limits trigger the excess policy status?
  • Settlement considerations when in a Qualcomm jurisdiction
  • Where do key jurisdictions stand with respect to these issues?
  • Case law regarding duty to defend by excess carriers
  • Case law regarding possible drop down by excess carriers