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Charles Lemley Featured in A.M. Best Podcast on Insurers’ Reservation of Rights

A.M. Best
February 6, 2015

Charles C. Lemley, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Insurance Practice, was featured today in a podcast about factors insurers should consider in deciding whether to offer independent counsel when defending an insured under a reservation of rights.  Mr. Lemley was interviewed as part of A.M. Best’s “Insurance Law Podcast” series, which examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view.

“Generally where an insurance company has a duty to defend its policyholder, they share the common goal of minimizing the policyholder’s exposure to liability,” Mr. Lemley explained.  “The equation changes somewhat when the insurance company provides a defense while reserving the right to deny coverage on certain grounds.”

To listen to the podcast, click here.