Insurance Coverage Defense

135+
Years of
Serving Businesses
40+
Practicing Areas
of Law
50+
Cross-disciplinary
Attorneys
Insurance Coverage Defense

Our attorneys team with our clients to help them achieve their business vision and goals.  Our mission is to provide excellent, innovative, and cost effective legal services for our clients.  In fulfilling that mission we bring our team’s wide array of practical and legal construction project experiences to our services.

Some of our core Insurance Coverage Defense services include:

  • General legal advice and information to claims professionals
  • Evaluation and drafting of policy language
  • Coverage and risk analysis, including policy interpretation and opinions for property casualty insurers, business and employment coverage insurers and automobile insurers
  • Case evaluation and management
  • First-party litigation, including property, life and disability coverage
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Third-party litigation, including commercial general liability, excess and umbrella and professional liability
  • Defense and prosecution of lawsuits, including declaratory judgment actions and reservations of rights
  • Subrogation claims and litigation

We provide comprehensive legal services involving insurance coverage and are frequently called upon to advise clients on complex issues and to negotiate and resolve claims.

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On May 12, 2020, the IRS issued guidance (IRS Notice 2020-19) to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans.  These plans allow participants to pay their portion of health insurance premiums and contribute to health care flexible spending accounts and dependent care assistance spending accounts (FSAs) on a pre-tax ...
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The Economic Loss Rule is Alive and Well for Insurance Licensees
Douglas M. Palais
When professionals of all types are sued by their clients for errors and omissions (E & O), the plaintiffs frequently assert both tort and contract claims against the defendants. This is particularly true when insurance policyholders or putative policyholders sue their insurance agents. Torts that are usually asserted include claims ...
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Agency Agreements
Douglas M. Palais
Authored by Douglas M. Palais Agreements between insurers and their appointed agents set forth the actual authority, as opposed to the apparent authority, of the agents. While commission schedules often change with some regularity, there are other portions of these agreements that agents should monitor on a regular basis. This article ...
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