Insurance Coverage Litigation
DO&CB’s lawyers are leaders in insurance coverage litigation, having been at the forefront of many major coverage cases over the past three decades. DO&CB’s victories include summary judgment, defeating summary judgment to obtain favorable settlements, and trial and appellate successes in matters arising out of the scope of coverage. Such issues often involve complex, long-tail exposure claims by Fortune 500 policyholders under primary, umbrella, excess or captive policies.
DO&CB lawyers’ role as litigation counsel or advisory counsel has extended to coverage issues for liabilities as varied as environmental, asbestos, FRT plywood, latex glove, tobacco, Y2K, professional malpractice, advertising, construction, business torts, labor disputes, and employment. The DO&CB lawyers have counseled our clients on how to avoid unfair claims practices litigation by instituting procedures for claims handling and drafting reservation of rights letters.
Beyond litigation, clients routinely retain the firm for diverse services ranging from the review of proposed policy language, the prosecution and defense of reinsurance claims under both facultative and treaty reinsurance, disputes arising from the sale of business lines, administrative proceedings relating to regulatory filings, and prosecution of subrogation claims, to agency/broker disputes. With its depth of experience, DO&CB provides representation to insurer and policyholder clients in the planning and development of complex integrated insurance programs requiring the negotiation and drafting of manuscript policies and endorsements.