Duty to defend

The duty to defend is a liability insurer's duty to defend the insured against claims.wikipedia
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Duty

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The duty to defend is a liability insurer's duty to defend the insured against claims.

Liability insurance

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The duty to defend is a liability insurer's duty to defend the insured against claims.

Indemnity

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It is generally broader than the duty to indemnify and may cover defense against claims where ultimately no damage is awarded, and possibly even against claims that would not be covered by the duty to indemnify.

Bill Cosby sexual assault cases

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On October 20, 2015, AIG filed legal papers to try to put a stay on the litigation, pending a court declaration of whether the insurance company had a duty to defend Cosby as well as pay for any actual damages won.