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Insurance Recovery

Representative Matters

  • Obtaining insurance coverage for asbestos claims asserted against a global manufacturer of valves and pumps under commercial general, umbrella and excess liability policies.
  • Obtaining insurance coverage for silica claims asserted against a national manufacturer of refractory products.
  • Obtaining coverage under commercial general, umbrella and excess liabilities policies for claims asserted by federal and state authorities for environmental contamination of public dump sites.
  • Bringing claims for apartment complex developer for hurricane damage under a builder’s risk policy, recovering full compensatory damages at trial in the Eastern District of Virginia with judgment affirmed on appeal.
  • Obtaining coverage for a large engineering company under a professional liability policy relating to a troubled industrial project, resulting in a confidential settlement.
  • Obtaining business interruption coverage settlement for recycling company in connection with catastrophic fire.
  • Obtaining coverage on summary judgment for utility as an “additional insured” under contractor’s general liability policy in connection with underlying wrongful death claims.
  • Representing farm in connection with nuisance claim brought by multiple neighboring property owners where the insurers sought to avoid coverage based on the “absolute” pollution exclusion, resulting in confidential settlements of insurance claims and the underlying nuisance claim.
  • Obtaining coverage for software application developer in connection with underlying claims for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract, resulting in confidential settlement of coverage claims and of underlying claims.
  • Representing a developer in obtaining insurance coverage for claims by over one hundred property owners alleging construction defects in a large condominium conversion project, resulting in confidential settlement.
  • Obtaining coverage under a first-party property policy in excess of policy limits for a multi-million dollar fire loss.
  • Obtaining coverage under a general liability policy for claims arising out of environmental contamination at the site of a former manufacturing plant.
  • Representing former directors of a financial institution in obtaining coverage under a D&O policy for a claim asserted by a bankruptcy trustee, resulting in a confidential settlement.
  • Representing subcontractor as independent counsel in connection with claims defended by insurance defense counsel regarding the collapse of a structure under construction resulting in confidential settlement.
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