Becker Glynn compels insurers to fund client’s defense in Australian litigation

The Firm obtained a court order requiring various insurers immediately to fund the defense costs a client is incurring in connection with law suits proceeding in Australia. The client, a former director of a Bermuda company facing a liquidation proceeding in Australia, is covered by directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. When the insurers failed to pay defense costs, the Firm brought a claim in New York and the court ruled that the insurers must pay pending a final adjudication of their claim to rescind the policy.