Experience

$2 Million Defense Verdict for Insurance Client

Defended an insurance company in an attempt by another insurer to recover a majority of $2 million in defense costs incurred while defending a co-insured in a class action lawsuit. After an unsuccessful mediation and substantial summary judgment briefing, the Jackson County Circuit Court entered judgment in the client’s favor, adopting the argument that the client had no duty to defend because the underlying lawsuit's allegations did not allege facts to bring it within coverage.

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.