Products Liability, Mass Torts & Other Class Actions

Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. Connex Railroad LLC, et al.
We are currently defending a lawsuit by U.S. and foreign insurers of Veolia Transportation, seeking reimbursement of over $130 million of a $200 million complex interpleader settlement of mass casualty personal injury claims arising out of the 2008 Chatsworth commuter rail accident. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. Connex Railroad LLC, et al., Los Angeles Sup. Ct. Case No. BC 493509. Read More
Contaminated Food Product
We are pursuing coverage for numerous infant death and injury claims allegedly resulting from exposure to a contaminated food product. Read More
D&O Coverage / Consumer Fraud Claims

We represent a solar electricity company in a dispute with its D&O insurer regarding coverage for consumer fraud claims.  We successfully persuaded the insurer to reversed its initial coverage denial, without resort to litigation. Read More

Defective Product / Class Coverage
Working with plaintiffs’ counsel, we have negotiated settlements funded with insurance proceeds for numerous nationwide class action cases involving defective products, including pipes, roofing materials, windows, plumbing fixtures and solar panels. Read More
Insurance Funding / Consumer Class Action
We obtained insurance funding for the defense and settlement of a consumer class action alleging improper debt collection practices.  Read More
John Crane, Inc. v. Admiral Ins. Co
On appeal, we successfully overturned unfavorable trial court rulings entered against John Crane, Inc. regarding insurance coverage for asbestos judgments.  Taking over this complex insurance lawsuit from previous trial counsel, our work preserved over $150 million in excess insurance coverage.  In the process, we turned back a serious challenge to the “all sums” allocation rule in Illinois.  John Crane, Inc. v. Admiral Ins. Co., 991 N.E.2d 474 (Ill. App. 2013). Read More
Medical Device Manufacturer
We represent a medical device manufacturer to obtain insurer funding of settlements of more than 1,500 individual personal injury claims. Read More
VeriSign, Inc.
When VeriSign, Inc. (now VeriSign-Symantec) faced various consumer class actions regarding allegedly fraudulent cell phone charges, we represented the company in a dispute with its errors & omissions insurer regarding coverage for liabilities arising out of the claims. We obtained coverage for the vast majority of VeriSign’s defense and settlement costs. Read More