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Case Studies

Phased Settlement To Address Key Liability Disputes That Otherwise Divided The Parties
One of our asbestos trust clients was in hotly contested litigation with its insurers over the availability of insurance for installation claims to which our client argued no aggregate liability limits applied.  In negotiations, it became...

Hundred-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Dispute
One of our attorneys successfully resolved litigations and disputes with 26 separate credit unions, concerning over one hundred million dollars of fraudulent mortgage assignments.  The lawsuits concerned the unauthorized sale into the secondary...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 And Risk Management Counsel For Private Equity Acquisition
We were insurance and risk management counsel to a public company with significant mass tort liability.  Working with co-counsel, we were responsible for all aspects of the insurance and risk management aspects of the acquisition of our client by a...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

First Major Asbestos-Related Prepackaged Bankruptcy Case
Our client was a small, closely held insulation contracting company facing tens of thousands of asbestos-related bodily injury claims.  Although it had substantial, potentially unlimited, insurance coverage, its insurers were in breach of their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Incorrectly Named Defendants
We have represented one of the world's largest real estate and construction companies regarding asbestos-related claims in which it has been incorrectly named as a defendant.  Our representation has included recovering substantial attorneys' fees...

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...

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...

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...

Overturned Adverse Arbitration Ruling
We represented a client in a successful effort to overturn an adverse arbitration ruling on the basis that the arbitrators had exceeded their authority and the arbitration decision was not binding.

$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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Policyholder Representative In Insurer Insolvencies
Our attorneys have served on numerous creditors’ committees overseeing liquidators and administrators of insolvent U.K. and U.S. insurers.  These committees have been critical in protecting policyholder interests by maximizing the reinsurance...

No-Aggregate Coverage
Our attorneys were instrumental in bringing the first major no-aggregate-limit “non-products” coverage case in the context of asbestos-related bodily injury claims.  Until that time, most asbestos disputes focused on “products”...

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...

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...

$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...

D&O Coverage For Non-Profit’s Cost Of Successful Defense in IRS Proceeding
We represent a not-for-profit corporation and one of its directors and officers in pursuing coverage for losses incurred in successfully defending an administrative proceeding brought by the IRS.  Although the clients obtained a favorable...

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...

Groundbreaking Direct-Action Approach To Securing Insurance Proceeds
We represented an asbestos trust in pursuing insurance proceeds against a recalcitrant insurer, but the insurer continued to resist paying while litigation began to stall in state court.  We worked with asbestos claimants’ counsel to permit...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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...