Scott N. Godes on Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. v. Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Co.: The Superior Court of Delaware’s Decision Requiring the Advancement of Defense Costs Under Directors and Officers Insurance Policies

Scott N. Godes [formerly] is counsel in Dickstein Shapiro’s Insurance Coverage Practice.

In Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. v. Royal & SunAlliance Ins. Co. of Canada, the Delaware Superior Court considered insurers’ usual arguments as to why they should be able to refuse to advance defense costs, as they promised to do in their policies. The Sun-Times decision considered, and rejected, arguments that the insurers did not have to advance defense costs because of personal conduct exclusions, consent to settle and cooperation clauses, and the priority-of-payments clauses.

Read the rest of the post here, at Lexis’ Insurance Law Center.

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