Insurance Coverage Disputes

Bressler represents the largest insurance institutions in a full array of coverage and claims litigation and counseling.  Our trial and appellate experience ranges from insurance coverage disputes, to claims of bad faith and unfair practices, to reinsurance claims, as well as to mass, class and unfair competition actions.  We regularly render coverage opinions and defend major insurers in some of the region’s largest and most complex insurance coverage cases in federal and state courts and ADR proceedings including such diverse issues as:

  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Professional liability
  • Fidelity bonds
  • Employment related claims, such as discrimination, harassment, workers’ compensation, corporate staffing, employer liability and employment practices under EPL and CGL policies
  • Kidnap, ransom and extortion injury
  • Product liability
  • Data security breach liability
  • Environmental contamination
  • Construction defects
  • Advertising injury
  • Contractual liability, including indemnity and hold harmless agreements
  • Primary and excess insurers’ disputes
  • Reinsurance claims

We offer outstanding capabilities in resolving coverage disputes involving a variety of industries and products.  Our experience ranges from medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs and asbestos, lead paint and other toxic substances.  We represent insurers in coverage litigation pertaining to construction materials such as piping, insulation and plywood, to name only a few.  We also represent insurers faced with product related coverage claims ranging in complexity from electromagnetic fields to pesticides, among others.

In addition, Bressler advises life insurance companies on vanishing premiums, churning and other misrepresentation claims.  We resolve disputes between agents and their insurance companies on issues such as performance, promotion, termination and unfair competition claims, as well as non-competition provisions and confidentiality obligations.  We also represent insurance guaranty associations where insurer insolvency is alleged.

Our Insurance Coverage litigators are where you need us to be.  We are regularly called upon to represent insurance and reinsurance companies in coverage and bad faith litigation as lead trial or national coordinating counsel.  We have been involved in insurance disputes before a variety of federal district and appeals courts throughout the region.  We also defend insurers in regulatory litigation and administrative proceedings.  When it is to our client’s advantage, our litigators employ ADR procedures to resolve disputes between insurers, companies and governmental agencies, companies and large corporate customers, as well as with businesses and groups of individual customers.  We are also known for effectively working with claims personnel, and for providing valuable insight into decision making by offering solutions that avoid or minimize disputes.