Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff

Insurance

Insurance Coverage Litigation and Counseling

Working closely with claims representatives and in-house counsel, our attorneys advise clients on the ever expanding spectrum of commercial general liability disputes ranging from environmental and other long-tail claims to coverages for professionals and healthcare providers.

Our experience includes working with both the London and Bermuda markets and domestic insurers to provide general claims handling assistance and guidance, representation in coverage litigation, and evaluation and drafting of policy language. We have assisted our clients on many novel and complex insurance coverage issues including fee dispute litigation, mass tort claims arising from medical devices and supplies, time element pollution exclusions, and claims arising from advertising and business injury.

The recent proliferation of insurance coverage disputes has also highlighted several issues that are unique to excess insurance. Our attorneys have tackled a wide variety of excess insurance claims involving such emerging disputes as the extent to which excess insurers must follow the intent of the underlying insurers, exhaustion of available underlying insurance, direct right of action by an excess insurer against a primary insurer, and the interplay between excess insurance and self-insured retentions.