Successfully defended against proposed class action asserted by policyholders for alleged bad faith handling of smoke and soot damage claims arising out of wildfires. Litigated case to a four figure settlement.
Obtained $5,800,000 settlement for subrogated insurer after winning liability phase of a trial on an inverse condemnation course of action.
As co-counsel, obtained a directed verdict at trial in favor of foreign insurers in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington in litigation concerning a war risk insurance claim for the alleged theft of a commercial fishing vessel by a former Admiral of the Uruguayan Navy and his son. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Obtained a summary judgment from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California in favor of a commercial maritime port in litigation concerning the grounding and 72-day stranding of bulk cargo vessel. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Defended a series of lawsuits involving wake damage to yacht marinas located within the commercial Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach allegedly caused by tug boats. The results included a voluntary dismissal by a plaintiff, a summary judgment in favor of a tug boat company, and a nuisance value settlement. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)