Contribution Claims Between Insurers After Paying Defense Expenses

Sometimes insurers pay all the defense expenses for underlying claims and then seek to apportion the costs among other insurers through contribution claims against the other insurers. In a recent case, a Massachusetts district court applied equity and ordered London insurers to pay 30% of expenses incurred for various underlying silica claims. The opinion is here.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”

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