Insurance Disputes

We represent insurance underwriters, insurance agents, abstract companies, and insureds in a wide range of insurance-related matters.

Areas of Focus

  • Agent defalcation
  • Agent disputes
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Bad faith allegations
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of insurance policy
  • Denials and disclaimers of coverage
  • Errors and omissions insurance
  • Escrow disputes
  • Examinations under oath
  • Homeowner’s insurance
  • Indemnification
  • Insurer appointed counsel for insureds
  • Life insurance
  • Policy application misrepresentations
  • Policy exclusions, exceptions & conditions
  • Property, hazard and casualty insurance
  • Rescission and cancellation
  • Reservation of rights
  • Salvage and recoupment
  • Subrogation
  • Title insurance
  • Underwriter defense, including coverage disputes

Representative Matters

  • Obtained favorable settlement in mediation from life insurer on behalf of widow and infant children of man who died before issuance of the life insurance policy
  • Successfully appealed from a trial court order that incorrectly denied an insurer’s motion for summary judgment, resulting in the dismissal of the insured’s breach of policy action and a novel appellate decision in the title insurance industry permitting an insurer to submit extrinsic evidence to resolve a policy ambiguity
  • Obtained favorable settlement from agent and its errors and omissions carrier in insurer’s action alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence
  • Obtained rescission of an insurance policy due to the insured’s fraud during the underwriting process
  • Awarded money judgment in favor of title insurer against individual, arising from misconduct in connection with real estate sale
  • Routinely awarded summary judgment dismissing actions alleging breach of owners’ and lenders’ title insurance policies

We invite you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.