Taylore Karpa Schollard represents insurers in litigated coverage disputes and offers counsel on claims handling and policy interpretation. Her practice spans over a wide variety of policies, including commercial property, commercial general liability, and homeowners. She has experience defending insurance companies under a broad range of policy provisions, including water damage, collapse, faulty or defective work, business interruption, time element, mortgagee clauses, vacancy, rot and deterioration, theft, and fire. She also has significant experience defending insurers against bad faith allegations. Ms. Karpa Schollard has represented insurers in appraisal and arbitration proceedings as well at all phases of litigation.
Represented Liberty Mutual in a coverage dispute involving a sewage backup that damaged an insured’s home. The case concerned a water damage exclusion that used the phrase “escape or overflow” in lieu of the more common “backup.” Such an exclusion had not yet been interpreted by any court in the nation. The matter was resolved when the U.S. District Court, District of Maine, granted summary judgment in favor of our client.
Over four Massachusetts bench trial verdicts received on behalf of insurers in actions involving residential property coverage disputes and/or allegations of unfair and deceptive insurance practices. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer in Massachusetts declaratory judgment action seeking a declaration that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured or any other party for property damage sustained to a Massachusetts hospital during a large-scale construction project. The court held that the insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify because coverage was excluded under the unambiguous terms of the business risk exclusions contained in the commercial general liability policy of insurance. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Obtained dismissal of G.L. c. 93A/176D claim (bad faith) against insurer in Massachusetts suit involving a dispute over the availability of coverage under an income benefits policy of insurance. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Defended insurer in multi-day Reference proceeding regarding the value of damage sustained to a condominium as a result of the infiltration of water. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
Defended insurer in arbitration proceeding in dispute over replacement cost following property damage to a building owned and used by a fraternal organization. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)
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