Analysis and litigation of insurance coverage issues is a key component of the firm’s expertise. We are called upon to review and analyze policies in a variety of contexts to determine the carrier’s duty to pay, defend or indemnify a given claim or insured. Our analysis often involves claims for bad faith and vexatious refusal to pay. The firm has been successful litigating coverage issues both at the trial and appeal court level in state and federal courts. We emphasize the resolution of many of these disputes through summary judgment and are frequently successful in achieving early disposition of cases.
Our firm has instituted numerous declaratory judgment actions and has defended numerous coverage-based actions related to intentional acts, sexual abuse, coinsured clauses, materials and workmanship exclusions, concurrent causes and fraud and misrepresentation in the application and in conjunction with a claim. We also have extensive experience prosecuting claims for contribution between insurance carriers.