Please Allocate for Buss Claim
USE NOTES: This letter may be appropriate if the insurer has sent a reservation of rights letter asserting a Buss defense cost reimbursement claim.
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Re: &Plaintiff& v. &Client&
Your File No. ___
As you know, &InsCo& has agreed to defend me in the &Plaintiff& v. &Client& lawsuit [and has agreed or [I will be asking them] to pay you on my behalf to represent me.
The promise &InsCo& made in its policy to defend runs to me, not to you. This letter will serve to notify you and &InsCo& that you have my consent to send your invoices directly to &InsCo& and to receive and deposit their checks. I understand that invoices not paid within 30 days will bear interest at the rate of 10%.
&InsCo& asserts a claim against me for reimbursement of defense fees and costs it pays to you. Would you please prepare detailed monthly invoices to submit to &InsCo& allocating those defense costs chargeable solely to the claims that are not even potentially covered. I realize that this task will require you to analyze coverage and make real-time decisions about my coverage as you are conducting my defense. Since this work is required by &InsCo&’s assertion of a reimbursement claim against me, please identify and include these charges in you invoices to &InsCo&.