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December 20, 2016 -
Ch. 93A Letter Doesn’t Trigger Duty to Defend

Partner John G. O'Neill was quoted by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the article "Ch. 93A Letter Doesn’t Trigger Duty to Defend."

Boston attorney John G. O’Neill agreed that the court adopted a typical interpretation of the duty to defend, absent contrary policy language. Here, he acknowledged that there was some non-standard policy language that was “not nearly as clear” as more standard policies. Still, the duty to defend is almost invariably limited to a suit, he said.

“If every 93A demand letter triggered a duty to defend, it would broaden the scope of the policy’s coverage pretty dramatically,” he said.

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~ Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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