Representative Matters

John's extensive experience includes:

  • Successfully opposed an insurance company's rescission suit against the client and negotiated a resolution for the full amount of available directors and officers (D&O) insurance proceeds. The client’s D&O insurer had sued to rescind the insurance policy it sold the client in order to avoid covering multiple securities suits against the client.
  • Assisted and negotiated an environmental liability transfer to a third party, as well as specialty pollution insurance policies to backstop the transaction, to resolve a client's potential liability for known and unknown pollution at a site.
  • Obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of a client that was sued in numerous cases alleging injury from asbestos exposure. The client’s insurance carriers refused to pay for the significant defense costs because the asbestos suits did not specifically identify the client’s products. The court's ruling that the insurer’s broad duty to defend required it to pay for the client’s defense was upheld on appeal.