Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Our firm has extensive experience representing insurers throughout the country in all phases of litigation. We have represented insurers at the trial and appellate levels in complex declaratory judgment actions, bad faith litigation, excess judgment cases, and institutional bad faith claims. We also represent a number of insurers in class action litigation involving issues ranging from claims handling practices to sales practices.
Recently, the firm obtained its ninth consecutive win on behalf of an international insurance company, when a Central District of California Court dismissed policyholders’ claims for business income losses allegedly suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A New Jersey appellate panel sided with the firm's insurance client and unanimously rejected a hair salon's COVID-19 coverage appeal, finding that a virus exclusion clearly prevents coverage.
The firm successfully obtained an early dismissal with prejudice of plaintiffs’ claims for COVID-19 related business income losses in Louisiana federal court.
- Barrasso Usdin Represents Amici in Successful Fifth Circuit Appeal Defending Denial of Class Certification
The Fifth Circuit affirmed a ruling denying class certification against a purported class of Louisiana GEICO insurance holders, who alleged that the valuation system GEICO used to pay total loss automobile accidents violated Louisiana state law.
The firm secured a victory for an insurance client in Louisiana state court, which granted summary judgment based on coverage issues in the policy and dismissed claims stemming from a multi-million dollar alleged bank fraud.
Representing one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the country at the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the firm successfully defended a district court’s summary judgment ruling.
Representing one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the country at the U.S. Fifth Circuit, the firm successfully defended its district court summary judgment ruling, which favorably interpreted liability policy language to exclude coverage under a $1 million policy for all of the third-party plaintiff’s claims.
On behalf of an international insurance provider defending against COVID-19 business interruption claims, the firm obtained another early dismissal with prejudice from a federal district court in Los Angeles, California.
On behalf of an international insurance provider, the firm obtained an early dismissal with prejudice from an Ohio state court on a commercial plaintiff’s COVID-19 business interruption claims.
- Barrasso Usdin wins at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Enforcing Insurance Policy’s Deductible Requirement
The firm secured an appellate victory for an insurance client with the Fifth Circuit, which reversed the district court and held the client was entitled to reimbursement of $1 million pursuant to a policy’s deductible provision.
Barrasso Usdin won a victory at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit, dismissing lost profit claims against the firm's clients in connection with the construction of a large apartment building.
On Barrasso Usdin’s interlocutory appeal in a case brought by the Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Supreme Court vacated two significant procedural orders by the trial court concerning non-random reassignment of pending cases and delegation of authority to private special masters.
The U.S. Fifth Circuit affirms Barrasso Usdin’s trial victory, finding that insurer did not waive its right to deny coverage under policy’s notice provision.
Louisiana Supreme Court Enforces Insurance Policy’s Designated Premises Provision
Barrasso trial team successfully defends multi-million attack by excess insurer in insurance dispute.
Barrasso Usdin wins dismissal of putative class action in Virginia coverage dispute.
The firm represents an excess liability insurer that issued a $50 million excess policy in connection with sprawling litigation arising out of the discovery of a sinkhole formation and its ensuing impact on the surrounding area.
In a high-profile coverage dispute arising from the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Firm obtained summary dismissal of bad faith claims asserted by Cameron International Corporation (“Cameron”) against Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc. (“LIU”).
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- Judy Barrasso Presented on the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Liability InsuranceJanuary 26, 2021
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