Anderson Kill is pleased to announce that The National Law Journal has named the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group a finalist in Insurance in its 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers awards.
ALM’s Elite Trial Lawyers recognizes U.S. based law firms that have performed exemplary and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.
In its nomination submission, Anderson Kill spotlighted its representation (Marshall Gilinsky, lead attorney) of a New England hotel group seeking more than $100 million in business income losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. A New Hampshire Superior Court judge held in June 2021 that the coronavirus causes "a distinct and demonstrable alteration" to property that triggers business interruption coverage and granted summary judgment in plaintiffs’ favor on that issue. Based solidly in state law finding that physical loss need not be structural, the ruling is one of the few so far to affirm policyholders' contentions that there is ample precedent in multiple states finding coverage for property rendered dangerous or inoperable by causes that do not cause structural damage.
The nomination also focused on Anderson Kill’s representation (Robert D. Chesler, lead attorney) of a credit reporting agency seeking bad faith consequential damages resulting from an insurance company’s long delay and failure to pay attorneys’ fees that it had agreed to pay – claims a U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey refused to dismiss in November 2021. Finally, regarding the firm’s representation of a 524(g) asbestos trust (Robert M. Horkovich, co-counsel), the nomination cited a U.S. District Court’s confirmation in July 2021 of a bankruptcy plan enabling claimants to access at least $5.5 million in insurance coverage per claim without limit – and even more excess insurance coverage within limits.
The final awards selections will be announced at a July 14 awards dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.
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