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Case Studies

Major E&O Recovery
We were insurance counsel to a post-bankruptcy trustee and were instrumental in recovering nearly $50 million in E&O (errors and omissions) insurance coverage. When one of our settlements was challenged in court by another insured, we helped resolve...

London Schemes Of Arrangement
Our attorneys represented policyholder interests in negotiating the terms of schemes of arrangement (liquidation plans) for insolvent insurers in the London insurance market in the early 1990s, creating structures to process and pay billions of...

Post-9/11 Coverage Issues
In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we represented a number of hotel, hospitality, and property management companies in sorting through the myriad of issues they encountered in calculating, negotiating, and resolving their property damage and...

Nine-Figure Insurance Settlement In Residual Value Coverage Dispute
We represented an automobile distributor seeking insurance coverage for residual value losses on a large portfolio of leased vehicles in a case that resulted in a nine-figure settlement for our client after five weeks of trial. (Residual value loss...

Firm’s Key Role In Bankruptcy Reorganization Recognized By Presiding Bankruptcy Judge
We represented a closely-held insulation contracting company as insurance counsel in its successful efforts to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  The company faced substantial tort liability for asbestos-related bodily injury...

D&O Coverage For Shareholder Lawsuits Regarding Client’s Merger With A Former Competitor
Our client was facing shareholder class actions based on its merger with a former competitor in the same industry.  The lawsuits alleged a lack of adequate pre-merger disclosures to the client’s shareholders regarding the proposed merger. After...

Sandy-Related Coverage
We have advised a number of insureds regarding coverage issues related to Superstorm Sandy, including the availability of separate coverage limits for property damage and business interruption losses, and coverage resulting from power shut-downs...

Coverage Claims Arising From Major Crane Accident
We represented a consortium of creditors, including banks, in connection with significant first-party property damage coverage claims in Puerto Rico resulting from a major crane accident.  We settled the coverage claims for millions of dollars...

$425 Million In Product Liability Coverage
As insurance counsel to a Fortune 50 company, we negotiated a $425 million insurance settlement with a group of twelve insurers related to multiple streams of product liability claims. This settlement provided a ten-year payment stream to be...

Insurance Coverage For Consumer Class Actions Against Auto Dealer
We represent one of the country’s largest automotive retailers in pursuing insurance coverage for expenditures that the client has made in connection with various consumer class actions.  These lawsuits allege that the client failed to make...

Coverage For Pharmaceutical Company’s Product Liability And Mass Tort Litigation
We were insurance counsel to a pharmaceutical company with significant product liability and mass tort exposure.  We worked with the insurers for both our client and companies with successor liability to resolve all outstanding insurance coverage...

Risk Management Due Diligence
We represented a Fortune 50 Company in risk management-related due diligence related to a multi-billion-dollar acquisition.  We were responsible for reviewing and reporting on all aspects of product liability and potential directors’ and...

Groundbreaking Preemption Argument
In a major asbestos-related bankruptcy, the insurers argued that a plan of reorganization that transferred rights to insurance proceeds to an asbestos trust constituted a breach of their insurance policies’ anti-assignment and cooperation...

First-Party Coverage For Major Oil Spills
Our lawyers represented clients on claims arising out of major oil spills, including the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon matters.

Expert Retention Regarding Value Of Insurance Available To Pay For Food Contamination Claims
One of our lawyers served as an expert for a law firm negotiating with an insurer over coverage pertaining to a widespread foodborne contamination, including helping the law firm evaluate the scope and terms of coverage and to work with other...

Resolution Of Coverage Disputed To Avoid Bankruptcy
We represented a small closely-held insulation and roofing contracting company that was facing bankruptcy as a result of its asbestos-related liabilities.  In helping to ensure the company's continued survival, we undertook a multi-faceted approach...

Coverage For Chemical Company’s Lead Paint Lawsuits
We successfully pursued insurance coverage on behalf of a chemical company that was incurring enormous litigation costs defending lawsuits around the country related to the historical use of lead pigment and lead-based paint.  The client, whose...

Favorable Ruling In Sixth Circuit On Multiple Occurrences
We obtained a favorable ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a ruling from the bench directly after oral argument, on behalf of a client in the automotive parts industry whose manufactured products were alleged to...

Food Contamination Recall Insurance
We assisted a large food manufacturer to negotiate with its insurance companies to expand the coverage provided under a food contamination and recall policy.  The company asked that we analyze its recall insurance policies to determine whether...

Three-Corner Settlements
We developed and implemented an innovative settlement structure under which our clients sold agreed payment streams from their insurers to third-party investors in return for lump-sum payments to the clients which could be used to fund the...

Environmental Coverage Litigation For Auto Parts Manufacturer
We represent an automobile parts manufacturer in a case seeking coverage for  the costs of environmental cleanup activities.  Issues include the question of which of several entities controls the coverage and whether coverage for the alleged...

Insurance Procurement Requirements In Food Company’s Customer Agreement
We represented a mid-size food importer in negotiating an agreement with one our client's key customers that addressed that customer's demand for broad insurance and insurance procurement requirements.  Based on our advice, the client negotiated...

Asbestos Coverage Litigation For Auto Parts Manufacturer
We are currently representing an automobile parts manufacturer in litigation against its insurers seeking coverage for thousands of tort claims alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos-containing brakes, clutches, and transmissions. ...

Billions In No-Aggregate Coverage
After developing the theory for obtaining coverage without aggregate limits for installers of asbestos-containing materials – so-called “non-products” coverage -- our lawyers applied this theory successfully in a series of matters for various...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an asbestos trust that was the successor to one of the largest asbestos defendants in the United States.  Although the company had been primarily a manufacturer and seller of asbestos-containing materials, it also maintained...

E&O Coverage For A Class Action Relating To The Collection Of Deficiency Balances On Auto Loans
We obtained insurance coverage for expenditures made in connection with a consumer class action brought against a major automotive client, which was accused of improper practices in the collection of delinquent auto loan payments.  The client,...

Policy Negotiation And Placement
Our attorneys have provided advice to companies, including one of the leading owners, developers, fund managers, and operators of real estate in the world, in negotiating the terms of errors & omissions (E&O) and directors & officers (D&O) insurance...

Risk Mitigation Strategy For Up-And-Coming Food Manufacturer
A quickly growing mid-cap food manufacturer came to us concerned that its insurance portfolio would not provide it adequate protection against the unique risks arising from its food business.  We conducted a detailed risk evaluation for the...

Coverage For Installation Activities Of A Product Manufacturer
We represented a creditors' committee in a bankruptcy case where the debtor's principal business was the manufacturing of asbestos-containing products.  Our investigation revealed that, in addition to the debtor's manufacturing business, the debtor...

University’s First-Party Coverage Claim Arising Out Of Fire Damage
We represented a private university in securing coverage for property damage caused by a significant fire.  We secured millions of dollars for our client without litigation.

Corporate Restructuring
Our attorneys were insurance and risk management counsel to a public company with significant mass tort liability.  Working with co-counsel, we were instrumental in proposing and implementing a successful corporate restructuring plan that...

Multi-Party Insurance And Claims-Handling Settlement
One of our attorneys was the chief policyholder negotiator for one of the largest insurance settlements in history, the June 1985 Agreement Concerning Asbestos-Related Claims, commonly known as the Wellington Agreement.  Among other things, the...

Groundbreaking Multi-Party Insurance Settlements In Asbestos Bankruptcy Case
We represented a claimants' committee in one of the largest asbestos bankruptcy cases to develop and implement a strategy to maximize the dollars immediately available to a post-bankruptcy trust to pay bodily injury claimants.  We negotiated...

Insurance Recovery Under Fidelity Bond For Mortgage Fraud
One of our attorneys sued a tower of insurers under a major financial institution’s Fidelity Bond to obtain coverage for millions of dollars in losses due to a mortgage fraud. The mortgage fraud scheme involved a Seller/Servicer institution...

Favorable Ruling In State Supreme Court On Choice Of Law In Insurance Insolvency Proceeding
We represented a group of policyholders in an appeal of an adverse ruling by a state appellate court that applied the liquidating insurer's home state law to all policyholders, without regard to ordinary choice of law principles.  Because the...

$80 Million In Defense And Indemnity Related To Settlement Of Securities Litigation Without Coverage Litigation
As insurance counsel to a Fortune 50 company, we obtained full payment by multiple Directors and Officers (“D&O”) insurers of the defense and liability dollars associated with the settlement of a shareholder derivative action. This settlement...

Mass-Tort Bankruptcy And Coverage Case
When a group of insurers objecting to our client’s bankruptcy plan of reorganization refused to engage in good-faith negotiations to resolve the objections, we retained a mediator, scheduled a mediation, and invited the insurers to...

$1.35 Billion-Plus Insurance Recovery In Course Of Chapter 11 Proceeding For Client With Multiple Streams Of Liability
We helped a large multi-national corporation secure in excess of $1.35 billion in insurance rights in the course of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The policyholder had six different historical “streams” of liability, each of which...

Made “Mediation Lemonade” Out Of A “Lemon” Stay
When our client’s coverage action against more than a dozen insurers responsible for over one billion dollars in coverage limits was stayed in favor of a two-insurer action in another state court, we initiated a unilateral mediation program that...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented a contractor with a nationwide business installing asbestos-containing materials at commercial and industrial job sites.  Our study demonstrated that virtually all of this contractor's liability resulted from installation...

Title Insurance Litigation
On behalf of a class of homeowners, we brought cases against title insurance companies that had overcharged homeowners when they refinanced their mortgages.  We developed a methodology for determining which refinancing transactions involved...

Additional Coverage Due To Mutual Mistake In Predecessor’s Settlement Agreement
When one of our clients developed increased and significant product-related liabilities, its insurer argued that it had no remaining coverage because of a settlement agreement entered into prior to our involvement that contained a broad release. ...

Advice And Strategic Counseling Regarding Property Damage, Business Interruption, And Extra Expense Coverage
We have represented numerous entities, including large and small companies, regarding the protection afforded by their insurance policies for property damage, business interruption, and extra expense, among other things.

Resolution Of Medical Implant Claims In Bankruptcy Case
We led settlement negotiations that resolved class action cases asserting thousands of medical implant claims pending in 3 different Canadian provinces against a US company in bankruptcy.  To resolve the Canadian claims where local law provided no...

Mass-Tort Bankruptcy And Coverage Case
We represented an asbestos trust in litigation in state court against two insurers that had refused to settle during the bankruptcy proceedings that led to the formation of the trust.  Issues included whether the trust's predecessor could assign...

Response to Government Investigation Into Accounting Violations
One of our attorneys represented a corporation in a major government investigation into accounting procedures and securities disclosure obligations.  She conducted a significant internal investigation and prepared dozens of employees for government...

Eight-Figure Insurance Recovery In Construction-Defect Dispute
We recovered more than $40 million in insurance on behalf of a private equity firm in full payment of property damage claims due to construction defects related to an upscale hotel renovation. We resolved first-party property damage claims with our...

$80 Million Fund To Pay Sexual Abuse Claims Brought Against Catholic Diocese
We were insurance counsel to a class of claimants who brought sexual abuse claims against a Catholic diocese for negligent supervision of its employees.  We worked with representatives of the class and representatives of the Diocese to negotiate a...

“All Sums” Decision In Illinois
Our attorneys were retained to represent a policyholder in an Illinois coverage case that had been pending for more than five years. After a review of previous decisions in that litigation, we successfully persuaded the trial court to overturn its...

Coverage For Mislabeling Claims Against Major Food Manufacturer
When one of our food company clients was sued in a class action alleging that its product failed to produce health benefits that its label and advertising promised, we evaluated whether the company’s general liability policy would cover the...

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