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Case Studies

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...

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. ...

Merger Of Food Company’s Insurance Portfolio With The Policies Of A Recently Acquired Company
When a major food manufacturer acquired one of its rivals, we assisted the company to renew its policies to maximize the coverage afforded to both companies.  We reviewed the recall policies that each company had maintained and then assisted the...

Insurance, Risk Transfer Mechanisms, And Exposure Audit In Corporate Restructuring
Our attorneys provided advice to a Fortune 500 company related to insurance and risk transfer mechanisms and corporate exposures in connection with the spin-off of a significant percentage of its business.  This advice and subsequent corporate...

Placement of Contamination And Product Recall Policy For Food Company
When an international food company sought to renegotiate its product recall policies, it came to us to help it evaluate the coverage it already had and to assist its in-house lawyers to evaluate the scope of the coverage provided under policies...

$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...

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...

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...

$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...

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. ...

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...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an asbestos trust in a pair of cases in federal court.  These cases represented the culmination of over 25 years of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation in courts across the country.  As in other non-products...

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...

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...

No-Aggregate Coverage
We represented an insulation contractor headquartered in Alabama that had installed asbestos-containing materials at shipyards and other job sites in the southeastern United States.  Our study of the client's installation contracts and its...

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...

Multiple Insurance Settlements Enabling Confirmation Of Reorganization Plan in Large Asbestos Bankruptcy Case
We represented the future claimants’ representative in an asbestos case in which the insurers alleged that the plan of reorganization breached the insurance policies and freed them from any obligation to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in...

Expert Retention Regarding Coverage For Diacetyl Claims In A Major Bankruptcy
One of our attorneys served an expert to value the insurance coverage potentially available to a bankrupt chemical company for diacetyl-related claims.  By providing a detailed analysis of the coverage available and the potential hurdles to...

Multiple Alternative Dispute Resolution Proceedings Regarding Application Of Asbestos-Related Exclusions
We represented an asbestos trust in six alternative dispute resolution proceedings regarding multiple insurers' assertions that exclusions written in terms of the single disease, "asbestosis," applied to exclude coverage for all asbestos-related...

Insurer Obligation To Pay For Bankrupt Entity’s Legal Liabilities Resolved By Debtor’s Plan Of Reorganization
When an insurer denied coverage for an asbestos trust, we filed litigation in federal court and asserted in a summary judgment motion that the insurer's legal obligations were established on the effective date of the asbestos trust's predecessor's...

Record-Breaking Settlement With State Insurance Guaranty Fund
We prosecuted and settled a claim against a state insurance guaranty fund for the largest amount ever paid by that guaranty fund on a single policyholder claim.

“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...

Litigation For Major Manufacturer Of Safety Equipment
We represent a large manufacturer of air-purifying respirators, heat-protective clothing, and other safety equipment in an action against its insurers for coverage of tort claims alleging personal injury from exposure to asbestos, silica, and...

Full Payment Of $75 Million Shareholder Derivative Action Settlement By D&O Insurers Without Coverage Litigation
As insurance counsel to a public company and its directors and officers, we were instrumental in obtaining full payment by multiple D&O insurers of a $75M shareholder derivative action settlement without coverage litigation.

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...

Creation Of Special-Purpose Insurance Policy
Our attorneys negotiated and drafted an excess-of-loss insurance policy that covered several hundred million dollars of asbestos liability above a substantial retention, assuring the financial markets that the client's asbestos liability was...

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...

Recovery Under Previously Owned Policies
We were retained by a bankruptcy trust to perform due diligence on the trust’s predecessors’ insurance recovery efforts. Our efforts revealed numerous late-year insurance policies that the predecessor had overlooked.  The insurers contended...

Groundbreaking Discovery Ruling Requiring Insurer To Turn Over Lawyer’s Files
We secured a ruling in federal court litigation requiring a D&O insurer to produce all of its attorneys’ files in connection with its investigation and analysis of our client’s coverage claim.  The insurer had refused to produce the files,...

Risk Management Due Diligence For Private Equity Firm’s Potential Acquisitions
We represented a private equity firm as risk management due diligence counsel to review and report on all aspects of potential exposures and available risk transfer mechanisms for payment of those exposures, including the available insurance...

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...

Groundbreaking “Pass-Through” Plan In A Mass-Tort Bankruptcy
In one asbestos bankruptcy, we were able to secure settlements with virtually all of the debtor’s insurers, securing nearly $200 million for a post-bankruptcy trust.  One last insurer, however, refused to settle and, in a bid to increase its...

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,...

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...

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...

U.S. And U.K. Insolvency Proceedings
We represented a U.S. policyholder that had a U.K. subsidiary with significant tort liability in both the U.S. and the U.K.  This entity, which had purchased a policy with an aggregate limit of nearly a billion dollars covering both itself and 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Landmark Insurance Verdict In Food-Contamination Coverage Case
We secured a pair of favorable rulings in the Delaware Supreme Court in a landmark food-contamination coverage case involving mass-tort bodily injury claims arising from an allegedly tainted food product - one establishing that policy language that...

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...

Leading Precedent Limiting Insurer Standing In Asbestos Bankruptcy Cases
A group of insurance companies asserted a series of objections and other motions in an asbestos-related bankruptcy of one of our client's subsidiaries.  Because the plan that the debtor proposed had provisions to protect any insurer rights after...

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...

Reversal Of Coverage Denial Without Litigation
Our lawyers represented a utilities cooperative facing a series of qui tam and other actions.  Its insurer had denied coverage on the basis that these actions allegedly arose out of professional services provided by the client.  Without initiating...

Creation Of Post-Bankruptcy Trust To Resolve Disputed Dental Malpractice Claims
We developed a post-bankruptcy reorganization trust structure that permitted the confirmation of a plan of reorganization in a mass tort medical malpractice case.  The unusual structure allows medical malpractice claims to be individually...

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...

Groundbreaking “Pass Through” Settlement Agreement
Our lawyers negotiated commitments to pay in excess of one hundred million dollars on behalf of a mass-tort claimants’ committee in bankruptcy.  When faced with a single remaining recalcitrant insurer that threatened to uphold confirmation,...

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...

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