Litigation

Insurance defense work remains an important practice area within our Litigation Department. We regularly represent the insureds of various liability carriers in the areas of medical and professional malpractice, admiralty and maritime, products liability, employment practices, and toxic torts.

We also represent insured entities in reporting and presenting claims, providing coverage analysis and claims advice, and advocating coverage positions. The Firm also has experience negotiating and/or litigating complex insurance coverage disputes under all types of property and casualty policies, directors and officers liability policies, fidelity bonds, and other specialty coverage policies.

Our Clients

We represent insurance companies, brokers, agents, insured entities, and other clients, with respect to a wide variety of insurance-related issues. Some of our noted representations include:

  • One of the largest life insurance companies in the St. Louis area and one of the largest health benefits corporations in Missouri, in general corporate and regulatory issues, as well as in numerous litigation matters. Our work has included formation and certification of insurance companies, insurance regulation and compliance, insurance company mergers and acquisitions, mutual holding company conversions, and a wide range of insurance- and reinsurance-related matters.
  • One of the largest national PPO and HMO networks, providing counsel on issues concerning utilization review, electronic claims processing, case management review, provider contracts, claims coverage disputes, vexatious refusal claims, class action litigation, Department of Insurance investigations, and related matters. We have helped develop and work with all forms of managed care contracts and relationships.
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