Insurance

One of the nation’s largest financial services firms in putative class action litigation alleging breach of contract, fraud, and RICO in connection with forced-placed property insurance.

The Office of the Special Deputy of Illinois in connection with constitutional issues concerning questions of priority of claims asserted by the federal government in an insurance company rehabilitation proceeding.

International insurance companies in connection with a constitutional analysis of pre-judgment attachment statutes in the United States.

The Illinois Director of Insurance in connection with the regulation, including in run-off, of one of the nation’s largest mortgage insurers.

Litigation arising from the international redomestication and liquidation of the Electric Mutual Liability Insurance Company. Commissioner of Ins. v. Electric Mut. Liability Ins. Co., 429 Mass. 795, 711 N.E.2d 600 (1999); Matter of Electric Mut. Liability Ins. Co., Ltd. (No. 1), 426 Mass. 362, 688 N.E.2d 947 (1998) (Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit).

One of the nation’s largest insurers on appeal in a medical malpractice action.

Shell Oil in an insurance coverage case that involved the scope of indispensable party joinder. Shell Oil Co. v. Aetna Cas. and Sur. Co., 158 F.R.D. 395 (N.D. Ill. 1994).

Bank One (later acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase) in insurance coverage dispute concerning the bank’s settlement of securities litigation.

A publicly traded financial services firm in connection with an intended third-party beneficiary contract and professional malpractice claim against one of the nation’s largest insurers.

Individuals in a defamation action and associated declaratory judgment action in connection with insurance coverage for said defamation action.