Pendergest-Holt, Laura, Stanford, R. Allen, Lopez, Gilbert Jr. and Kuhrt, Mark vs. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London and Arch Specialty Insurance Company

Year: 2009
Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
Case Number: 10-20069 (US 5th Cir. Court of Appeals) 4:09-cv-03712 (US Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. Tex.)

The application of the “eight corners” rule to an insurers duty to advance defense costs in a “Directors and Officers” context. UP presented arguments to the court to show how the carriers position would defeat the purpose of D&O coverage.

UP’s brief was written pro bono by John Berringer, Timothy P. Law, Jill N. Averett and John N. Ellison of Reed Smith, LLP.


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Date: July 17, 2024