Liability Policies Expert Witnesses Part 4

Liability policies expert witnesses may testify regarding insurance loss claims, insurance policy coverage, liability policies, and related topics. In The Insurer’s Duty to Defend: A Quick Analysis, attorney Thomas H. Veitch, partner with the law firm of Langley & Banack, Inc. in San Antonio, writes:

The duty to defend analysis focuses on the factual allegations in the pleadings rather than on the legal theories alleged in the pleadings. For example, a mere recitation that the insured was negligent is not determinative of negligence. The focus must be on facts supporting such a contention.

Summary The foregoing are factors commonly relied upon and applied by the courts in a duty to defend analysis. Accordingly, consultants or claims people will want to consider these factors when determination of a duty to defend is at issue.