Industries & Practices

Insurance

Agent lawsuits in 25 states

Have represented a national insurance carrier in response to agent lawsuits in over 25 states. 

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Legislative counsel

Actively represent more than 30 clients before the Ohio General Assembly, state agencies and local government entities. Longtime clients include the Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council.

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Insurance regulations

Actively assist several insurance companies, including multiple Fortune 500 companies, with questions regarding Ohio Department of Insurance regulations. Combining our knowledge of both the State Department and appurtenant regulations with an appreciation for those federal entities moving into the insurance regulatory space, we represent these companies in negotiations, rate and product filings, and investigations.

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Class action defense

Defended insurer in a Kentucky class action suit alleging misapplication of local government premium taxes. 

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Lehman Brothers $3 billion class action defense

Defended two national insurance carriers in a $3 billion class action against 264 defendants challenging provisions of credit default swap agreements.

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Life insurance policy trial

Obtained a directed verdict in a Kentucky trial in defense of a national insurance carrier against a breach of trust claim. 

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Annuity product litigation

Successfully represented Pacific Life in a claim that it fraudulently conspired with an annuity product actuary and plan designer to defraud a self-funded plan. 

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Claims adjusting class action

Successfully represented several national insurance companies in a class action lawsuit in Arkansas pertaining to allegations of misuse of claims handling software in the adjustment of bodily injury claims. 

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ERISA claim defense

Successfully defended an insurer in an ERISA claim for death benefits under an accidental death policy. 

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Denial of multi-million dollar claim

Successfully represented an insurance carrier in a dispute arising from the carrier’s denial of multi-million dollar claim. 

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Death benefit value of an annuity claims

Defended a national insurance carrier against claims concerning the death benefit value of an annuity in Michigan state court. 

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$4.5 million insurance carrier-on-carrier coverage dispute

Secured a $4.5 million judgment for one insurance carrier against another insurance carrier on a coverage issue.  

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