Casualty & Specialty Lines Coverage

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Claims Notes: May 2024 [Alert]

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

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For more than five decades, Cozen O’Connor has provided liability coverage and claims counsel to major domestic and international foreign property insurers. Our team of renowned third-party practitioners works closely with clients to efficiently resolve complex claims and advance industry goals.

With offices in 31 cities, the firm represents liability insurers across the United States and is capable of providing prompt and tailored state-by-state coverage counsel. Cozen O’Connor attorneys have direct experience with virtually every type of casualty or specialty insurance product, including:

  • Advertising Injury
  • Aviation
  • Climate Change
  • Concussion Injuries
  • Construction Defect
  • Cyber Liability
  • Environmental Exposures
  • Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Food Contamination/Recall     
  • Health Care
  • Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion
  • Life Sciences
  • Municipal Liability Insurance
  • Ocean Marine/Inland Marine
  • Political Violence, Political Risk and Credit Insurance
  • Product Liability/Recall
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act  
  • Toxic and Other Mass Torts

Cozen O’Connor is frequently charged with developing and executing strategies for management of excess-of-limits exposures where liability is significant but coverage is disputed. To this undertaking, we bring cutting-edge knowledge of good faith claims handling and consent judgment practices. Our team has successfully tried complex coverage, allocation and bad faith/excess-of-limits cases to verdict in numerous jurisdictions.

Having worked at the forefront of liability coverage litigation for decades, our attorneys are vigilant about evaluating and responding to emerging risks. We regularly provide major insurers training and education on new trends in the law and assist with policy drafting and claim preparedness. We have substantial experience as National Coordinating Counsel for class actions and multi-district litigation.

Cozen O’Connor is also distinguished by our working knowledge of insurer operations and the insurance marketplace, which allows us to partner with clients to provide practical, sophisticated and effective legal advice at truly sustainable rates.

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Publications

Claims Notes: May 2024 [Alert]

May 30, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Claims Notes: April 2024

April 29, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Claims Notes

February 27, 2024

Cozen O'Connor’s Global Insurance Department's Claims Notes provides quick, to-the-point summaries of national insurance developments, including notable insurance decisions, legislation, trends, and regulatory guidance.

Cozen O'Connor Adds Insurance Attorneys In LA, Houston

October 17, 2023

Law360 covered the recent expansion to the firm’s insurance litigation practice by adding Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte in Houston.

First Circuit Affirms Insurer’s Denial for Late Notice Under Claims-Made Policy [Alert]

August 16, 2023

The First Circuit rejected the insured’s argument that an insurer’s purported “actual knowledge” of a claim is sufficient to comply with the policy.

FDCC’s Friday Five: Contractual Limitations on Umbrella Coverage and the Texas Supreme Court: Umbrella Policy Coverage Extended Beyond Service Contract Requirements

June 20, 2023

Melissa Brill and William H. Craven wrote the article, "Contractual Limitations on Umbrella Coverage and the Texas Supreme Court: Umbrella Policy Coverage Extended Beyond Service Contract Requirements” that was featured in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel’s Insurance Coverage Section of the Friday Five Newsletter.

NY Appellate Court: Liability Insurer Cannot Recover Defense Costs Absent Express Policy Provision [Alert]

January 11, 2021

Melissa Brill, Laura Dowgin, and Farrell Miller discuss the decision in American W. Home Ins. Co. v. Gjonaj Realty & Mgt. Co. and what insurers in New York need to do if they want to recover its defense fees when there is ultimately no duty to indemnify.

Insurer May Not Intervene Into Insured’s Construction Defect Trial To Seek Allocation of Damages [Alert]

June 03, 2020

Tracy Eggleston and Denise Bessellieu discuss the state Supreme Court's decision in Builders Mut. Ins. Co. v. Island Pointe, LLC, and what insurers need to know.

Observations on Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore: A Misapplication of Precedent

May 06, 2020

Debbie Minkoff and Stephen Kempa discuss the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's ruling in Erie Insurance Exchange v. Moore.

In The News

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 19 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

March 05, 2024

Ira Bodenstein, Jack Carriglio, Janet Davis, John Dunn, Mitch Edlund, Wendy Enerson, Gary Gassman, Tia Ghattas, Jeremy Glenn, Erin Bolan Hines, Mark Rabinowitz, Peter Roberts, Brian Shaw, Joseph Tilson, Julie Trester, Peter Valeta, Anna Wermuth, and Brian Williams were recognized as Leading Lawyers, Christina Sanfelippo was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2024 Georgia Super Lawyers List

February 12, 2024

Recognized by their peers in Georgia as Super Lawyers are Kenan Loomis and Alycen Moss. Luciana Aquino, Dakota E. Knehans, and Danielle C. Le Jeune were named “Rising Stars,” a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2024

The Cozen O’Connor attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in Illinois as Super Lawyers are Jack Carriglio, Janet Davis, Jeremy Glenn, Allen Guon, Peter Roberts, Brian Shaw, Joe Tilson, and Anna Wermuth. Amy Doig, David Doyle, and Corey Hickman were named to this year’s Illinois Rising Stars list. This is Hickman’s first year on the Rising Stars list.

Cozen O’Connor Further Expands its Insurance Coverage Practice, Adding Litigators in Los Angeles and Houston

October 16, 2023

Julie E. Van Wert, David M. Berke, Jerome P. Doctors, and Rangi Perera joined in Los Angeles and Christopher Tramonte joined in Houston.

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 31, 2023

The Seattle attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in include firm members Jodi McDougall, Terri Sutton, and William Walsh. Peter Berg and Sarah Pozzi were recognized as 2023 Washington Rising Stars.

Legal 500 Recognizes Six Cozen O’Connor Practice Areas and 16 Attorneys in its 2023 Guide

July 10, 2023

Cozen O'Connor's Aviation (Litigation/Regulation), Construction, L&E, M&A (Midmarket), Shipping (Finance and Litigation/Regulation) practices were ranked by the Legal 500.

Contacts

Anupama Joglekar

Co-Chair, Casualty & Specialty Lines Coverage

ajoglekar@cozen.com

(212) 453-3859

Jonathan Toren

Co-Chair, Casualty & Specialty Lines Coverage

jtoren@cozen.com

(206) 224-1260

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Awards

Five Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2023 Washington Super Lawyers List

July 31, 2023

The Seattle attorneys who have been recognized by their peers in include firm members Jodi McDougall, Terri Sutton, and William Walsh. Peter Berg and Sarah Pozzi were recognized as 2023 Washington Rising Stars.

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