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September 8, 2017

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes: Looking Back over 25 Years of Coverage Litigation

In February 2017, the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) celebrated its 25th anniversary,
prompting us to look back on what has changed, and what remains the same, in the world of insurance coverage disputes and litigation. At first glance, today’s coverage disputes continue to present variants of many
of the topics examined at early ICLC meetings. A key distinction, however, is the complexity presented by a
greater number of disputes because of significant differences in the ways courts around the country address many pivotal coverage questions, new sources of disputes arising out of emerging technologies and business models, and a proliferating array of statutory claims – handling requirements that heighten extracontractual liability risks.

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