Insurance

Lenczner Slaght has a highly developed practice area focused on insurance litigation. Our lawyers draw on their extensive trial experience to advise clients on the entire spectrum of policy and coverage matters.

Over the past two decades we've established our expertise in addressing complex insurance-related issues, including:

  • alienated premises exclusion
  • allocation among insurers
  • cleanup costs as damages
  • drop-down issues
  • expected or intended damage or injury
  • known loss
  • late notice
  • "other insurance" issues
  • owned property exclusions
  • post-acquisition coverage
  • primary insurers' obligations to excess insurers
  • product liability
  • pollution exclusion – sudden and accidental, as well as absolute
  • trigger of coverage

Our lawyers have advised and acted for corporate directors and officers in complex class action claims, addressing insurance issues involving notice, definition of claims, exclusions, drop-down matters and run-off coverage.

We have also provided counsel on reinsurance disputes in many forums and are frequently engaged in cases where insurance carriers face questions around policy interpretation, bad faith and punitive damages.