Contribution Claims: Relationship Between Allocation and Rights of Contribution in Various Jurisdictions and Obstacles to the Assertion of Contribution Claims

June 23, 2016 4:10pm

Robert D. Goodman
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Christopher B. Kende
Cozen O’Connor

Charles E. Leasure III
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Bryan Feldscher
Senior Claim Counsel, NAC Claims Legal Group
Zurich North America

  • Jurisdictional differences in the Relationship Between Allocation and Rights of Contribution
  • Obstacles to the assertion of contribution claims, either by “spiked” insurers in joint & several jurisdictions, or by non-settling insurers in bankruptcy situations
  • In “all sums”, contribution claims between insurers and set offs between insurers
  • Can other insurers bring contribution claims against those insurers that settled with the policy holder?
  • Impact of settlements on claims against non-settled carriers, e.g. settlement credits, contribution rights, etc.