Chasnoff Mungia Valkenaar Pepping & Stribling LLP is committed to vigorously representing the interests of insurers, both foreign and domestic, in insurance coverage disputes.
Our attorneys are routinely called upon to represent insurers in high-stakes coverage litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and we have represented insurers in coverage disputes where the amount at issue ranged from several million dollars to several billion dollars.
We have represented insurers in coverage disputes arising from a wide-range of liability policies, including D&O, management liability, pollution liability, professional liability, CGL, and excess insurance. We understand and have experience litigating the unique coverage issues that can arise under these types of policies, including those relating to the scope of insuring provisions, notice provisions, other insurance provisions, exhaustion provisions, and defense and settlement provisions. Our attorneys also have litigated the applicability of a range of exclusions under these policies, including fraud, personal profit, money laundering, insured versus insured, prior knowledge, and prior notice, just to name a few.
Our firm also has vast experience advising on and litigating various first-party property coverage issues. Our attorneys have represented property insurers in numerous bad faith cases throughout Texas, successfully trying more than 15 such cases to a jury verdict. We understand the unique challenges that can arise in a first-party coverage dispute and draw upon our wealth of experience to guide our clients through them.
Whether prosecuting declaratory judgment actions or defending against allegations of bad faith, our deep understanding of the insurance industry gives us the necessary insights to protect our insurance clients’ interests.
Successes Both In And Out Of The Courtroom
While we take pride in skillfully litigating complex coverage cases, we are also mindful of the costs and uncertainty that come with litigation. Therefore, we approach every case with a practical business sense and a keen awareness of our clients’ industry. We collaborate with our clients to understand their business objectives and we pride ourselves in helping them resolve coverage disputes in ways that are both cost-effective and consistent with their goals. Some of our greatest successes are those that never see a courtroom.