Experience

$8 Million Award in Arbitration Action

Successfully intervened in arbitration approval action on behalf of insurance company months after alleged insured entered into R.S.Mo. 537.065 agreement. Following intervention, the court vacated its judgment approving an $8 million arbitration award against the alleged insured.     

Defense Verdict for Insurance Client

Obtained a defense verdict for our insurance client following a three-week trial. The plaintiff sought $3.1 million related to a consent decree where it agreed to clean up soil and groundwater contamination from a manufacturing site. The insurers asserted that the plaintiff knew about the contamination for decades and did not properly notify its insurers, and that prior claims had been made associated with the contamination without proper notice. The jury found in favor of the insurers on all claims.

Summary Judgment for Insurance Client

Secured a summary judgment for insurance company in a case before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The matter involved a traffic accident in which the plaintiffs recovered the full policy limits under the insured's business auto policy, but their claim was denied under the insured's general liability policy. The Court found that the general liability policy's auto and mobile equipment exclusions applied in this case.

Representation in Various Insurance Coverage Issues

Represented homeowners associations, developers and real estate property managers on various insurance coverage issues, including D&O policies, property damage, construction disputes, and commercial liability.