Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Most significant relationship testFacts set forth in the pleadings aloneIf one claim is potentially covered, must defend entire suitNot recoverable
Arrow Elecs., Inc. v. Federal Ins. Co., 2002 WL 172662, at*11 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 7, 2002)
6 Years
Interface Flooring Sys. v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co., 261 Conn. 601, 608-09 (2002)DaCruz v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 846 A.2d 849, 857-58 (Conn. 2004)
Imperial Cas. and Indem. Co. v. State, 714 A.2d 1230, 1240 n.8 (Conn. 1998) (“In light of the likely overstatement of the complaint and of the plasticity of modern pleading, we should hardly designate the third party as the arbiter of the policy's coverage.” (Citations omitted.) Gray v. Zurich Ins. Co., 65 Cal.2d 263, 276 (1966). In addition to claims seeking injunctive and class action relief, the actions in this case also contain demands for monetary damages, and the plaintiffs in the underlying federal actions may prevail on their claims for monetary or other relief. Therefore, the broad duty to defend is not overcome by the fact that the complaints include claims for class action or injunctive relief.”).
Ranger Ins. Co. v. Kovach, 1999 WL 1421657, at *3 (D. Conn. Dec. 3, 1999)May be recoverable if no prejudice
Risdon Corp. v. Hartford Acc. & Indem., 1994 WL 228642 (Conn. Super. Ct. Apr. 21, 1994)
C.G.S.A. § 52-576
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
10%Notice-prejudice rule, but burden is on insured to show no prejudiceBar to indemnityMay choose own counselRecoverable where insurer brings the declaratory relief action
C.G.S.A. §37-3aAetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Murphy, 538 A.2d 219, 223, 224 (Conn. 1988)St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. v. Shernow, 222 Conn. 823, 831 (1992)Aetna Life & Cas. Co. v. Gentile, 1995 WL 779102, at *6 (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 12, 1995)Aetna Life & Cas. Co. v. Gentile, 1995 WL 779102, at *7 (Conn. Super. Ct. Dec. 12, 1995)