Insurance Coverage Litigation
We handle complex, high-stakes insurance litigation and we’re proud of the outstanding results we achieve for our clients. The secret? Diligent preparation, tireless attention to detail, and years of experience.
- A global technology company engaged us to handle litigation in New York against its commercial general liability (CGL) and errors and omissions (E&O) insurers, seeking to recover more than $90 million incurred by the client defending and settling bet-the-company antitrust litigation. After the court granted summary judgment in favor of our client, the case settled favorably.
- When a catastrophic hurricane forced an aerospace manufacturer to suspend operations due to flooding, we were contracted to handle litigation in North Carolina against the commercial property insurers that refused to pay the client’s $33 million business interruption claim. To create an opportunity for early settlement negotiations before litigation expenses soared, we proposed an initial slate of 30 depositions followed by mediation. The case settled before the client incurred the extraordinary costs associated with hundreds of depositions and production of more than a terabyte of data.
- A national security company leveraged us to negotiate the settlement of a class action MDL alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and seeking $40 billion in damages arising from nearly 30 million allegedly unlawful calls. When the CGL and cyber insurers refused to engage in settlement negotiations to resolve the MDL, we sued them in Texas for failing to settle the case, while managing parallel litigation initiated by insurers in West Virginia. We ultimately negotiated separate settlements with each of the four insurers, including intricate indemnity provisions to address cross-claims between them.
- When first-layer excess insurers in a $100 million insurance program delayed acceptance of coverage for a nationwide asbestos docket, a publicly traded heating and cooling company retained us to handle large-scale coverage litigation in the Midwest, while working simultaneously to negotiate a cost-sharing agreement with the excess layers.