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Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith

Considered among the foremost legal teams with respect to insurance coverage, fraud and extra-contractual damage cases, we draw on decades of combined experience representing insurance companies in high-stakes litigation. Our attorneys regularly and successfully handle large matters ranging from construction defect and subrogation claims to professional liability, environmental and bad faith litigation. We understand the stakes involved in such cases, particularly when a company’s policies are under direct attack, and we work aggressively to resolve matters with the utmost care and efficiency.

Key Contacts

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William M. Harter

Partner

Columbus, OH

Charleston, WV

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Douglas W. Langdon

Partner

Louisville, KY

David W. Walulik Profile Image
David W. Walulik

Partner

Cincinnati, OH

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Bad Faith Cases

Bad faith cases are critically important to insurance companies because the potential exposure from a punitive damage claim can have a direct and immediate impact on their bottom line. Such cases require a particular skillset, including the ability to analyze complex legal and factual situations. With many years of experience handling insurance coverage claims, we routinely handle cases that involve the following issues:

  • Integrity of sophisticated claims handling procedures
  • Complex coverage issues
  • Attacks on the attorney/client and work product privileges, which are undertaken by plaintiffs in extra-contractual damage cases like no other case
  • Claims for punitive damages
  • Cases which deal with the honesty and integrity of insurance carriers and their representatives
  • Toxic torts

Representative Experience

Our insurance litigation team has extensive experience representing clients in a large number of insurance-related claims, including:

  • Advertising Injury and Personal Injury
  • Assault & Battery Exclusions
  • Arson
  • Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Builders Risk Policies
  • Business Interruption Claims
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Auto Policies
  • Commercial General Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Directors & Officers (D&O)
  • Employment Related Practices Exclusions
  • Environmental Coverage Claims
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manuscript Policies
  • Mold
  • Personal Auto Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Policies
  • Subrogation Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation

Representative Clients

We represent a broad range of insurance companies and insurance-related serviced providers. The following clients are representative:

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
  • OneBeacon Insurance Group
  • Zurich Insurance Company
  • Encompass Insurance Company
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • WV Guaranty Association
  • Nationwide
  • Foremost
  • Electric Insurance Company
  • Great American Insurance Company
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • National Casualty
  • Western Heritage
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Cincinnati
  • Northland
  • Protective Life
  • American Home
  • American Safety

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