Scandaglia Ryan's diverse experience and sophisticated approach to insurance coverage litigation has enabled us to successfully represent both insurers and insureds in a variety of coverage disputes, including those involving general liability, property damage, business interruption, professional liability, and D&O policies.

Representative Matters

  • Prevailed over a claim brought by a policyholder against an insurance company, asserting, amongst other things, vicariously liability for fiduciary breaches alleged against a lawyer that recommended and sold our client's insurance products.
  • Obtained a judgment of "no coverage" in favor of an insurer in a case involving a $10 million claim under an excess professional liability policy.
  • Represented a major transportation broker in connection with wrongful death cases arising out of a multiple fatality trucking accident and associated insurance coverage issues.
  • Obtained a summary judgment ruling on behalf of a financial services company in a multimillion-dollar insurance coverage case involving the loss of computer memory chips.
  • Represented the City of Chicago in the $600 million “Chicago Flood” litigation, which involved two separate federal cases and a state court class action and raised issues of admiralty law, tort recovery for economic loss, and insurance coverage.
  • Represented a major rail company in a $150 million insurance coverage matter that involved long-tail toxic tort and repetitive strain injury claims. This representation involved thousands of underlying claims, dozens of insurers, and hundreds of insurance policies.
  • Represented one of the world's largest producers of packaged meat products in connection with insurance coverage issues arising out of personal injury and wrongful death claims allegedly caused by tainted food products.
  • Represented a hotel owner and management company in an insurance coverage dispute involving a “fidelity” policy. Negotiated the recovery of approximately $400,000 to cover losses suffered due to employee theft.