claims made and reported

The difficulty with pure “claims made and reported” coverage – where the claim must both be made and reported during the policy period in order for coverage to be triggered – is that it can lead to harsh outcomes, as I have noted in prior posts. A recent unpublished Ninth Circuit decision, in which the court held that coverage was precluded for a claim made in one policy period but reported in a subsequent renewal period, provides yet another example of the kinds of harsh coverage outcomes that can sometimes under these kinds of policies. The Ninth Circuit’s August 22, 2017 opinion can be found here. The Wiley Rein law firm’s September 25 2017 Executive Summary Blog post about the decision can be found here.
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