Ten years ago, a California Court of Appeal took a relatively narrow view of the attorney-client privilege in conjunction with claims investigation and analysis conducted by a title insurer’s in-house counsel....more
It is well settled that a tripartite attorney-client relationship arises when an insurer retains counsel to defend an action against its insured. As a consequence, confidential communications between counsel and the insurer...more
In what may be the continuation of a trend toward the erosion of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine in bad faith litigation, another court has held that an insurer’s communications with defense counsel...more
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