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INSURANCE LITIGATION

Insurance and other means of risk transference pervade nearly every aspect of our personal and business lives. We counsel clients in a broad range of coverage issues and assist clients in evaluating and improving their insurance programs. We also regularly guide our clients in navigating the complexities inherent in coverage disputes.

Our coverage work has encompassed a broad spectrum of coverage types, including directors and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, professional liability, commercial general liability, excess or umbrella liability, and others. Our clients are individuals, private companies, public corporations, and governmental entities involved in a variety of industries. Insurers have also retained our attorneys to provide representation in litigated disputes. We help all of our clients determine the most effective strategy, whether through alternative dispute resolution, settlement or trial. Our attorneys have litigated in many of state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company v. Foster

 Thompson Coburn achieved favorable results for former executives of a bankrupt (employee-owned) company against a fiduciary liability insurer unwilling to assume their defense or indemnification for ERISA claims seeking nearly $200 million. The coverage action involved numerous insurance issues, including material misrepresentation, reformation, insurable loss, and bad acts exclusions.

Hutson v. Protective Life Insurance Company

Thompson Coburn obtained judgment for our insurer client upholding its cancellation of a life insurance policy.

American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Missouri Department of Insurance

Our client insurers reported data to the Missouri Department of Insurance about their volume of policies issued and their loss experiences in every zip code in Missouri. Thompson Coburn obtained an injunction for our clients prohibiting the Missouri Department of Insurance from disclosing this “zip code data” to the public on the basis that the data were trade secrets.

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6008

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more than 30 years.

Bill has represented major corporations in high-stakes litigation for more ...

Bill Bay
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6598

Brandi is a partner in the Business Litigation practice area where she concentrates her practice primarily on complex commercial litigation.

Brandi is a partner in the Business Litigation practice area where she conc...

Brandi Burke
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6250

David's litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including the defense of manufacturers in product liability cases and the defense...

David's litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of complex commercia...

David Coffman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6552

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyholders, insurers, and insurance professionals on everything from policy placement through the liti...

Matt serves as co-chair of our insurance practice group, guiding policyhold...

Matt Darrough
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6145

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration, class action, and regulatory matters in venues across the country.

Jeff helps all types of businesses navigate complex litigation, arbitration...

Jeff Fink
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6470

Rick is one of the few attorneys nationwide who devotes his entire practice to the defense of employers in ERISA litigation related to pension, life, health, and disabili...

Rick is one of the few attorneys nationwide who devotes his entire practice...

Rick Pautler
Senior Counsel
Los Angeles
310 282 9429

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselo...

Mitchell Stein
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6109

Peter is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major environmental incidents, navigate regulatory actions, and successfully resolv...

Peter is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who helps companies...

Peter Strassner
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9407

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation for companies across the country, particularly as they relate to California operations.

John serves as a one-stop resource for employment counseling and litigation...

John Viola