Vanderbilt Law Review

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One of the most significant decisions during the past year in the field of liability insurance was that of the Court of Appeals in the case of Southern Fire & Casualty Co. v. Norris.' The case involved the duty of a liability insurer toward the insured in the settlement of claims. As early as 1928, the Supreme Court of Tennessee held that the insurer has an obligation toward the insured to use good faith in the conduct of litigation and in the settlement of claims when the insurer assumes control of a case under the provisions of its policy.