Insurance Coverage Practice
Our insurance coverage practice focuses upon the representation of the policyholder. We do not represent insurance companies. We regularly counsel clients who have claims for insurance coverage with respect to their rights and obligations under their insurance policies, and guide them through the process of preparing and presenting those claims. Once presented, we assist our clients in monitoring the manner in which their insurance companies handle their claims, both in the context of first-party property insurance claims and third-party liability claims. As to the latter, we monitor the efforts of counsel retained to represent our clients by their insurance companies, and often appear as co-counsel to ensure that our clients’ interests are being well-protected.
When disputes arise as to insurance coverage, we regularly represent our clients in actions to secure for them the insurance coverage promised by their insurance policies. We have successfully litigated insurance coverage claims in state and federal court as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
We have successfully represented policyholder clients in connection with insurance coverage claims involving environmental and toxic tort liability, products liability, professional liability, intellectual property claims, property losses, business interruption losses, and other types of insurance. Our clients have included manufacturers, agricultural businesses, healthcare providers, religious organizations, smaller companies and individuals.
- Chickasha Cotton Oil Company v. Houston General Insurance Company, 2002 Westlaw 1792467 (Tex. App.-Dallas, August 6, 2002)(op’n on rehearing)(environmental and toxic tort claims)
- Sport Supply Group, Inc. v. Columbia Casualty Company and RSKCo Claims Services, Inc., 353 F.3d 453, 67 U.S.P.Q.2d 1225 (5th Cir, 2003)(advertising injury coverage).
- Wyndham International, Inc. v. Ace American Ins. Co., et al., 186 S.W.3d 682 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2006, no pet.)(business interruption coverage)
- John J. Little