In Detwiler v. Valero Marketing and Supply Company, one party was to make the other an additional insured on a policy. It did so, but the insurance carrier refused to provide a defense, as the insured was not a named party, to the additional insured. The Court observed that the insurer’s alleged bad faith in not providing a defense or coverage did not obligate the insured to step into the insurer’s shoes.
Date of Decision: October 22, 2009
Detwiler v. Valero Marketing and Supply Company, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, CIVIL ACTION NO. 08-3495, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98214 (E.D.Pa. Oct. 22, 2009) (Fullam, J.)