In re: Hill Hotel Owner v. Hanover Insurance Company
Year 2024
Court Colorado Supreme Court
Case Number 2024SA113
  • Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privilege
  • Colorado

In its amicus brief, United Policyholders weighs in on the important issue of whether attorney-client and work-product privileges attach to an insurer’s claims handling materials when such documents were created by or sent to/from attorneys working on behalf of an insurance company. United Policyholder’s argues that claims handling and investigation activities are a routine part of an insurance company’s business and as such are not privileged. An insurance company should not be permitted to shield routine claim investigation materials from discovery simply by having outside counsel participate in the claims investigation process.