Larry Golub Comments on Disputes Between Primary and Excess Insurers in Law360 Article

August 10, 2016

Larry M. Golub, a Los Angeles-based partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, provided comments in the article, "'Green Lantern' Ruling Pressures Primary Insurers To Settle," published by Law360 on August 10, 2016.

The article discusses a California appeals court's recent ruling that an excess insurer forced to pay part of Warner Bros.' settlement with an injured "Green Lantern" crew member can go after a primary insurer that refused to settle within its policy limits. The panel's decision will lead primary insurers to think carefully before refusing to settle within their policy limits, "The case underscores why settlements, and not just judgments, should be able to be used to support an equitable subrogation claim. Otherwise, an insured or excess insurer wouldn't have recourse when a primary insurer improperly refuses to settle a claim within policy limits," said Mr. Golub.

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Larry Golub is a litigator who focuses his practice in a wide range of litigation matters for both insurance and non-insurance clients. With more than three decades of civil litigation experience, his practice includes coverage litigation, class action litigation, regulatory work and an appellate practice.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.