In a recent Oregon Court of Appeals decision, the court likely eased the burden for contractors seeking a defense under insurance policies in which they have been named as an additional insured. In my latest article for the Daily of Journal of Commerce, I examine the decision, which expands upon a 2016 Oregon Supreme Court ruling that the duty to defend arises when the allegations contained within the four corners of a plaintiff’s complaint can be “reasonably interpreted” to fall within the coverage of the policy. Read the full article here.

Originally published as “OP-ED: Oregon Court of Appeals broadens ‘four corners’ rule” on April 19, 2018, by the Daily Journal of Commerce.