The Policyholder Just Filed For Chapter 11 — Now What?
John C. Kilgannon
In-House Defense Quarterly
Claims managers and coverage counsel alike often find themselves in a quandary after an insured files for bankruptcy protection. While the bankruptcy filing may initially be viewed as a positive development insofar as it causes a temporary stay of pending litigation against the policyholder, insurers face significant risks that must be addressed during the course of a bankruptcy proceeding.