Experienced attorneys provide counsel to, and litigate on behalf of, leading domestic and international insurance companies in a broad array of coverage disputes involving environmental liabilities, asbestos, toxic tort and other health hazard claims involving historic and current general liability, umbrella and excess policies. We also handle matters such as pollution legal liability, site-specific environmental impairment liability, cost-cap and blended professional liability programs.
The team has a deep bench of experience litigating asbestos, environmental and other long-tail insurance coverage issues. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Lost or missing policies
- Trigger of coverage
- Number of occurrences
- Exhaustion of underlying coverage
- Aggregate limits
- Corporate successor rights to coverage
- Other insurance clauses
We also have significant experience in policy buybacks and novations, and work closely with our bankruptcy attorneys in many instances involving insurance issues in the bankruptcy courts, such as protecting clients through 524(g) channeling injunctions. We often work with environmental consultants, actuaries and others assisting the insurer in managing and resolving environmental and asbestos liabilities.