Insurance

  • Representation of insurer in suit seeking coverage arising out of the crash of an aircraft resulting in fatalities.  Summary judgement granted in favor of insurer.  Interface Performance Materials v. Charter Oak Insurance Co. (E.D.Pa. 2018)
  • Representation of insurer in suit seeking coverage for claims involving construction defects on planned residential development.  Summary judgment granted to insurer.  Northridge Village, L.P. et al v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., 2017 U.S. District LEXIS 140541 (E.D.Pa. 2017)
  • Representation of excess insurer in coverage and bad faith actions involving multiple underlying claims arising out of exposures to asbestos, silica and coal dust.
  • Representation of insurer in actions arising out of the partial collapse of an engineered slope at the end of an airport runway.
  • Represented insurer in coverage dispute arising out of the sexual molestation of a minor.
  • Representation of insurer in coverage action brought by insured involving copyright infringement judgment. OneBeacon Ins. Co. v. William A. Graham Co. et al., No. 2009-41636 (C.P. Montgomery Cty. Dec. 14, 2011) aff'd 60 A.3d 586 (Pa. Super. 2012).
  • Representation of insurer in coverage action involving claims made for professional services. McMillen Engineering, Inc. v. The Travelers Indemnity Co. 744 F. Supp. 2d 416 (W.D. Pa. 2010).
  • Representation of insurer in action for coverage and bad faith arising out of claims against policyholder under FACTA. Whole Enchilada, Inc., v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co., 581 F. Supp. 2d 677 (W.D. Pa. 2008).
  • Representing insurance companies in coverage litigation brought by manufacturers of tobacco products seeking coverage for third-party personal injury claims allegedly arising out of use of tobacco products.
  • Representing insurer in action for declaratory judgment and bad faith arising out of claims against policyholder for blast fax liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Melrose Hotel Co. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. 432 F. Supp. 2d 488 (E.D. Pa. 2006), aff'd, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 22711 (3d Cir. Sept. 25, 2007).
  • Representation of insurer against claim for coverage brought by persons exposed to asbestos who had not yet been diagnosed with disease. Erdely v. Hinchcliffe and Keener, Inc. et al., 875 A.2d 1078 (Pa. Super. 2005), appeal denied, 890 A.2d 1059 (Pa. 2005).
  • Representing insurance company involving coverage issues raised by multiple actions arising out of contaminated pharmaceutical products.
  • Representing insurer in actions for bad faith arising out of underinsured and uninsured motorist claims.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage and bad faith action involving advertising injury coverage for trademark infringement claims and circumstances requiring retention of independent counsel under Pennsylvania law. Maddox v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 70 Fed. Appx. 77 (3d Cir. 2003).
  • Representation of insurance company in garnishment action seeking coverage under commercial general liability policy for defective log home kit. Freestone v. New England Log Homes, Inc. and North River Insurance Co., 819 A.2d 550 (Pa. Super. 2003), appeal denied, 2003 Pa. LEXIS 1460 (Pa. 2003).
  • Representation of insurance company in breach of contract and bad faith claims arising out of denial of coverage under public entity management policy for claims involving negligent placement of foster children.
  • Representation of insurance companies in bankruptcy court involving coverage disputes arising out of asbestos liabilities and attempts to assign policy rights to a trust under plans of reorganization.
  • Representing insurance company which issued environmental remediation bonds in forfeiture litigation initiated by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Representing excess insurers in indemnity dispute arising from national class action settlement involving a national restaurant chain.
  • Representation of insurance company in coverage action brought by industrial insured seeking coverage for environmental liabilities under pre-pollution exclusion policies.
  • Representation of insurance broker involving claims arising out of owner-controlled wrap up insurance programs for turnpike construction project and publicly funded convention center.