Sharone G. Kornman

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Sharone Kornman is an associate in the firm's Litigation Section, with 19 years of litigation experience. A member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group, she focuses on the representation of insurance companies in complex first-party coverage disputes involving property damage claims, business interruption claims, and extracontractual bad faith claims.

    Ms. Kornman's knowledge in the insurance arena is complemented by her substantial experience advising insurance companies on their duty to defend and indemnify insureds, and by her defense of property owners, manufacturers, health care providers, and attorneys in litigation in state and federal courts.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer in coverage action arising from alleged hurricane damage to roof and interior of insured’s home, where insured had waited nearly two years to notify insurer of damage and instead attempted to repair damage himself.
      • Represented insurance company in multimillion-dollar lawsuit involving claim for alleged sinkhole damage to shopping center complex, where insured waited several years to notify insurer of damage and sought coverage for business income losses suffered long after the last insurance policy expired. Moved for summary judgment on common law defenses (fortuity requirement and manifestation trigger) and policy defenses (late notice, faulty design exclusion, earth movement exclusion), paving the way for extremely favorable settlement.
      • Represented insurance company against $3.75 million claim for alleged water intrusion and mold damage to home. Prevailed in motion for summary judgment on mold exclusion and faulty design exclusion.
      • Represented commercial client against application to vacate arbitration award based on public policy grounds. Successfully argued that no public policy was violated and that, without transcript of underlying arbitration, records were inadequate for review on public policy grounds.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association

      American Bar Association
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Connecticut Statewide Holocaust Commemoration Committee

      The Hartford Holocaust Commemoration Committee

      Emanuel Synagogue
      Executive Committee