Key Matters

Reinsurance Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant reinsurer asserting late notice affirmative defense to more than $22 million in facultative billings and successfully defended that judgment on appeal.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of another defendant reinsurer asserting late notice defense and successfully defended that judgment on appeal.
  • Represented cedents in multi-stage mediation with reinsurers.
  • Represented plaintiff reinsurer in action against cedent title insurer for breach of conflict, rescission, negligence, unjust enrichment and declaratory judgment.
  • Represented plaintiff insurer seeking pre-pleading security from reinsurer.
  • On behalf of cedent, negotiated publicly-filed stipulation with Equitas and Underwriters of Lloyd’s, London regarding successor issues in litigation.
  • Represented cedents and assuming reinsurers in numerous confidential arbitrations involving allocation of products and non- products asbestos and hazardous waste claims.
  • Represented cedents in multiple confidential arbitrations involving allegations of bad faith by reinsurers.
  • Represented assuming reinsurers in confidential arbitrations involving quota share treaty claims.
  • Represented pool members in multiple confidential arbitrations regarding rights and obligations under pooling agreements.
  • Represented cedent in confidential reinsurance arbitration arising from workers compensation claim.
  • Represented assuming reinsurer in confidential arbitration involving Public Officials and Employees Liability coverage.
  • Represented cedent in confidential arbitration over retrospectively-rated CGL policies.
  • Counseled clients regarding claims-handling and allocation issues, bad faith allegations, broker disputes and access to records, notice and consent obligations, pool membership rights and obligations, contract interpretation and settlement and commutation considerations.

Insurance Matters

  • Represented insurer in MGA disputes, including actions for injunctive relief.
  • Represented mortgage and credit insurers in defending coverage actions brought by financial institution insureds.
  • Defended mortgage insurer in confidential arbitrations with national lender and its predecessor, including at multi-week evidentiary hearings.
  • Represented plaintiff credit insurer in action brought against financial institution insured for fraud and breach of contract.
  • Represented employer-insured in arbitration over retrospectively-rated workers compensation policies.

Additional Litigation Matters

  • Represented manufacturer and premises defendants in numerous asbestos bodily injury suits in Cook County, IL; Madison County, IL; and St. Louis, MO.
  • Defended venture capital firms against breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented commercial clients in real estate contract disputes, lease disputes and easement claim.
  • Represented employers facing employment discrimination suits.