Insurance + Reinsurance

The Insurance + Reinsurance Group at Robinson+Cole represents numerous insurance companies and reinsurers in a wide spectrum of matters and includes experienced insurance lawyers who are leaders in their respective fields. Insurance and Reinsurance Group lawyers have broad experience in a wide range of complex coverage and claims litigation involving property, liability, life, health, disability, directors and officers, professional liability, marine, inland marine, excess, reinsurance, title policies, and uninsured/underinsured motorist, as well as subrogation, class action, and extracontractual claims litigation. In addition, Insurance and Reinsurance Group lawyers represent insurers in administrative matters involving state insurance and tax departments, investment and real estate transactions, agency relationships, compliance, and employment matters. The Insurance and Reinsurance Group is also able to capitalize on the broad substantive abilities of our firm in defending environmental liability, products liability, title and real estate defects, professional liability, and construction defect claims made against policyholders by third parties.

As our practice has expanded from our base in the Northeast to cover matters across the United States, many of our lawyers have taken leadership roles in national and international professional organizations related to insurance law, including the Property Insurance Law Committee and the Professionals', Officers' and Directors' Liability Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the ABA, the Property Insurance Committee of Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (FICC), the Property Insurance Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Loss Executives Association (LEA). Members of the Insurance Group are also regular panelists at meetings of the Property Loss Research Bureau (PLRB), the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and other educational programs in the field. Two of our members developed and teach a course in property insurance law offered as part of the LLM program at the University of Connecticut School of Law's Insurance Law Center.

    • Experience
      • Significant Reported Decisions

      • Knowles v. Standard Fire Insurance Company 133 S. Ct. 1345 (Supreme Court of the United States)  – This appeal was heard by the Supreme Court of the United States and resulted in a 9-0 opinion in favor of our client. Our petition for certiorari was granted by the Supreme Court after the Eighth Circuit had declined to hear a discretionary appeal, and after the Supreme Court had denied a petition for certiorari on the same issue the year before. This is the first case in which the Supreme Court granted review under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. The issue on appeal was whether a named plaintiff in a putative class action can defeat federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 by stipulating to limit damages to $5 million or less even if the amount potentially recoverable by the putative class would exceed the federal jurisdictional amount in the absence of the stipulation. The Supreme Court accepted our argument that federal court jurisdiction could not be defeated by such a stipulation. The underlying case involved the alleged failure to pay general contractor overhead and profit as part of the settlement of property insurance claims, and was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff after the case was remanded to the federal district court.

      • Other Experiences

      • Represented numerous insurers in defending class actions as well as litigation involving individual claims arising out of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the 2004 Florida hurricanes. Class actions involve challenges to the applicability and enforceability of flood exclusions. Additional class actions involve challenges to the application of the Valued Policy Laws in Louisiana and Florida. Individual claim litigation involves these issues as well as disputes over coverage for business interruption and losses of income caused by orders of civil authority. Litigation is pending in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
      • Obtained summary judgment from federal court in Atlanta in defense of civil authority claim prosecuted by owner of airport stores throughout the United States.
      • Represented insurers in defense of numerous large lawsuits arising out of claims for business losses resulting from the September 11 terrorist attack. Largest claims were in excess of $100 million, and most were in excess of $10 million. Litigation spawned many of the country's most frequently cited judicial decisions in business interruption.
      • Representation of insurer in defense of litigation from construction defects from the "Big Dig" project in Boston. Specifically, the matter involved the failed installation of an underwater tunnel segment, resulting in flooding and movement of a large concrete tunnel segment. The issues included both design and workmanship concerns.
      • Represented property insurer in a property loss claim in excess of $30 million caused by anthrax contamination of a commercial building in Florida.
      • Represented commercial property insurer in litigation involving $100 million property insurance claim by publicly traded company for claimed losses arising from arson fire and in related bankruptcy, criminal, and civil enforcement actions in New York.
      • Represented insurer in claim brought by a seller of Christian-based inspirational gift items, such as T-shirts and Bible covers, to recover business interruption losses and expenses in excess of $10 million and bad faith damages following a fire that damaged the insured's warehouse and inventory. Robinson & Cole prepared the insurer's motion for partial summary judgment on several significant issues to the litigation and in opposition to plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment. The firm also assisted local counsel in preparing the joint pretrial order and provided guidance regarding settlement negotiations and drafting the settlement agreement. The case settled shortly before trial with a settlement favorable to insurer.
      • 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 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.
      • 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.
      • Other Significant Matters

      • Defense of insurer in arbitration and state court proceedings in Florida in $300 million property damage, business interruption, and consequential damage claim brought by owners of Miami Beach resort because of Hurricane Andrew. After 23 days of evidentiary hearings, case was resolved on very favorable terms (less than was offered before arbitration commenced).
      • Other Experiences

      • Representation of insurer against claimant for extensive property loss. Claim involved separating water versus flood damage, damages versus betterment, and pricing issues.
      • Defense of insurer against claimant for demolition and hazardous materials remediation costs. Claim involved extensive overcharging.
      • Defense of insurer concerning $80 million coverage issue related to a deep rock tunnel built 100 meters underground through difficult geological conditions. The case involved issues relating to design defects, workmanship, and remedial costs as well as experts in tunnel boring, grouting, hazardous chemicals, and construction engineering/management.
      • Representation of an insurance company and its insured to liquidate $100 million in claims from approximately 70 claims against insured. Through mediation, the $100 million in claims was reduced to approximately $20 million and 100 percent of cases settled out of court.
      • Significant Reported Decisions

      • Travco v. Ward 468 Fed. Appx. 195 (4th Cir. 2012) and 284 Va. 547 (Va., 2012), (US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and Virginia Supreme Court) – This was the nation's leading case on the question of whether coverage existed under property insurance policies for losses caused by the presence of Chinese Drywall. We brought this declaratory judgment action on behalf of the insurer, which was a Travelers subsidiary. We successfully obtained summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. On appeal, after briefing and argument, the US Fourth Circuit certified most of the coverage issues to the Virginia Supreme Court. The Virginia Supreme Court then affirmed the rulings of the federal district court, and the US Fourth Circuit subsequently affirmed the judgment in its entirety. Steve Goldman argued the motion for summary judgment before the district court and the appeals in both the US Fourth Circuit and the Virginia Supreme Court.

      • Other Experiences

      • Representation of insurer in complex dispute in federal court, Eastern District of Virginia, over coverage for Chinese drywall involving $5 million in claimed damages.
      • Representation of Fortune 500 insurer in threatened litigation pursuant to property policy where insured claimed an over $4 million loss because of an ammonia leak. Claim was resolved in one-day mediation session, avoiding litigation costs altogether.
      • Representation of insurer in $250,000 dispute in federal court, Eastern District of Virginia, involving mold and water damage, where plaintiff withdrew the action after a motion for summary judgment was filed.
      • Representation of insurer in $2.9 million lawsuit in federal court, Eastern District of New York, involving water and mold damage, which settled for less than 15 percent of original demand.
      • Insurance Coverage Litigation

      • Representation of insurers in complex insurance dispute in federal court, Eastern District of Louisiana, involving Hurricane Katrina property damage and business interruption claim for over $27 million and bad faith claims of over $100 million, where bad faith claims were dismissed based on summary judgment briefing and expert was precluded from testifying as to damages included in initial report based on motion in limine. The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case for the purpose of taking an appeal, and the district court's rulings were affirmed on appeal.

      • Other Experiences

      • Represented property insurer in $30 million coverage action pending in Houston involving insured's loss of permit for California landfill due to alleged contamination of groundwater.
      • Represented insurer in litigation in federal court in Iowa arising out of extra expense claim in excess of $25 million.
      • Represented property insurer in Florida and Louisiana litigation arising out of $19 million contractor kickback scheme arising out claims by owners of subsidized housing for damage caused by Hurricane Andrew.
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    • News
      • May 11, 2017

        Rhonda Tobin Elected Fellow of National Insurance Coverage Organization

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      • April 20, 2017

        Insurance Group Lawyers Present on Undisputed Amounts and Partial Payments

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      • April 4, 2017

        Stephen Clancy Presents on Property Insurance, Becomes Chair-Elect of ABA Property Insurance Law Committee

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      • March 24, 2017

        Insurance + Reinsurance Group Lawyers Present at 39th Annual Arson Seminar

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      • March 15, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Conduct Roundtable on Claims Litigation

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      • March 9, 2017

        John Malloy Participates in Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

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      • March 1, 2017

        Insurance Lawyer is Panelist at Bad Faith Litigation Symposium

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      • February 21, 2017

        Rhonda Tobin and Eugene Murphy Speak on Underwriting Issues in Insurance Claims

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      • February 14, 2017

        Kathryn Rattigan and Carrie Turner Speak on Drones in the Insurance Industry

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      • February 2, 2017

        Gene Murphy Presents at Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference

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      • January 31, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Associates

      • December 20, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Expands Litigation Practice in Providence

      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • July 21, 2016

        Dana Horton Reappointed Chair of RIBA's Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee for Third Term

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      • June 28, 2016

        Dana Horton Discusses How Educational Institutions Can Deal with the Rising Prevalence of Food Allergies

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      • June 21, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Thirteen New Lawyers

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      • March 29, 2016

        Jessica Hamilton Writes Article for ABA's Appellate Practice Journal

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      • February 19, 2016

        Stephen E. Goldman Elected Robinson+Cole Managing Partner

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      • February 11, 2016

        Stuart Rosen Elected to Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

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      • November 3, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2016

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      • October 22, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Elected to World Affairs Council of Connecticut Board of Directors

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 8, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes 10 New Lawyers

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • December 18, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Partner from Bingham McCutchen

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      • December 11, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

      • December 3, 2014

        Deb Vennos Pens Lead Article in ABA Insurance Newsletter

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      • December 1, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Opens Office in Miami

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      • November 24, 2014

        Hartford Insurance Lawyers Speak at ExecuSummit

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      • October 16, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes New Lawyers

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      • July 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Lawyers

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      • July 3, 2014

        Providence Lawyer Selected to Chair Rhode Island Bar Association Committee

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      • May 13, 2014

        Deb Vennos Moderates Insurance Seminar

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      • April 28, 2014

        Gerald Dwyer Elected to Foodshare’s Board of Directors

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      • February 12, 2014

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Eight New Lawyers

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      • December 11, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Elects Four New Partners and Promotes Six Counsel

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • September 18, 2013

        Steve Clancy Appointed Vice Chair of ABA's Property Insurance Law Committee of TIPS

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      • August 27, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Provide Commentary in Law360

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      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 27, 2013

        Robinson & Cole’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group Welcomes Dominic Spinelli

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      • June 26, 2013

        Providence Lawyers Elected to Rhode Island Bar Association's House of Delegates

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      • June 14, 2013

        Providence Lawyer Sworn In as NLCBA President

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      • June 5, 2013

        Insurance Lawyer Rebecca Levy-Sachs Named a 2013 Florida Super Lawyer

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      • May 3, 2013

        Stephen Clancy Takes on Leadership Roles in Local Community and American Bar Association

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      • April 19, 2013

        J. Tyler Butts Pens Hurricane Sandy Article for DRI’s For The Defense

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      • March 21, 2013

        U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles, A Class Action Fairness Act Case

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      • February 25, 2013

        Rebecca Levy-Sachs Presents Workshop at 2013 Windstorm Conference

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      • December 20, 2012

        Insurance Litigation Attorneys Write Article on How Courts are Interpreting Faulty Workmanship Exclusion for Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • December 17, 2012

        Sarasota Magazine and Biz941 Magazine Again Recognize Rebecca Levy-Sachs as a Top Lawyer

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • October 18, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Launch New Property Insurance Blog

      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • July 9, 2012

        Article by Insurance Attorneys Featured on Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Website

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      • July 3, 2012

        Eugene Murphy Presents Strategies for Litigating Insurance Coverage Claims

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      • June 28, 2012

        Wystan Ackerman Analyzes Georgia Supreme Court Ruling in Law360 Story

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      • May 9, 2012

        Gregory Varga and Stephen Clancy Present on Earth Movement and Settling Exclusions for Property Insurance

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      • March 8, 2012

        Insurance Partner Updates Claims Personnel and Counsel on Building Code Changes in Florida

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      • February 10, 2012

        Rebecca Levy-Sachs Presents at 2012 Windstorm Conference

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      • December 22, 2011

        Rebecca Levy-Sachs Presents on Sinkhole Coverage and Changes to FL Insurance Statutes

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      • December 21, 2011

        Insurance & Reinsurance Partner Presents at FDCC Insurance Industry Institute Program

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      • December 14, 2011

        “Insurance Class Actions Insider” Recognized as a Top Blawg

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      • December 8, 2011

        Sarasota Magazine and Biz941 Magazine Recognize Insurance Partner as a Top Lawyer

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      • November 21, 2011

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • September 1, 2011

        In Wake of Hurricane Irene: Five Tips for Insurance Carriers

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      • August 29, 2011

        Attorney Delivers Presentation on Insurance Considerations for Historic Buildings in Williamsburg

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      • August 12, 2011

        Rebecca Levy-Sachs Elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

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      • August 2, 2011

        Insurance Partner to Lead Property Insurance Section for Third Year

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      • June 15, 2011

        Eugene Murphy Speaks at Insurance Seminar on Litigating Coverage Claims

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • August 12, 2010

        Providence Business News Names Dana Horton As “40 Under Forty” Recipient

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      • May 14, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Host Green Building and Insurance Seminar in Four Offices

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      • April 27, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Present On Chinese Drywall at Meeting of New England Claim Executives Association

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      • March 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Speaks at Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference

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      • December 29, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Author Article for Connecticut Law Tribune on Chinese Drywall

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      • March 30, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partners Speak at Annual PLRB Claims Conference

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      • October 30, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Insurance Attorneys Speak at PLRB/FDCC Seminar

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    • Publications + Presentations
    • "Is There Equity in Private Equity Insurance Coverage for Both the Investment Companies and Their Portfolio Companies?" presented by John P. Malloy, at the 2017 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona (3/1/2017)
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      "Annual Insurance Law Symposium: Bad Faith Litigation," presented by Gerald P. Dwyer Jr., co-hosted by the Connecticut Bar Association’s Insurance Law Section and the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, Connecticut (2/23/2017)
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      "Underwriting Issues in Insurance Claims," co-presented by Rhonda J. Tobin and Eugene P. Murphy, at AIG Claims, Inc., in New York City (2/16/2017)
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      "Property Insurance 101," presented by Stephen O. Clancy, webinar sponsored by the Property Insurance Law Committee of the ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) (2/15/2017)
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      "Drones Take Flight in the Insurance Industry," co-presented by Kathryn M. Rattigan, Carrie C. Turner and Ivan Stamatovski of Easy Aerial, at the Robinson+Cole offices in New York City (1/19/2017) and in Hartford, Connecticut (2/8/2017)
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      "Advanced Settlement Techniques for Property/Windstorm Insurance Claims: The Upside of Getting to 'Yes'," presented by Eugene P. Murphy, at the 18th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference in Orlando, Florida (1/30 and 2/1/2017)
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      "State v. Santiago: Connecticut Highlights Quandaries of Death Penalty Repeals," published in Appellate Practice, authored by Jessica A.R. Hamilton, the newsletter of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation (Winter 2016)
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      "Superstorm Sandy Litigation Is as Fierce as the Storm," published in Insurance Law Committee Newsletter, authored by Deborah A. Vennos (Fall 2014)

      "The Impacts and Dangers of Unfair Trade Practices Acts – The Need to Be Aware!," presented at First Annual Bad Faith Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit, co-presented by Deborah A. Vennos and Gregory P. Varga, panelist (11/5/2014)

      "Mastering Homeowners, Bad Faith, and Commercial Insurance Law," presented by Deborah A. Vennos, moderated, along with two others, a telephonic seminar (4/23/2014)
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      "It's Not Easy Being Green – Green Buildings, Insurance, and Repair," at 2014 Windstorm Insurance Network Conference in Orlando, Florida, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Jeffrey Peters, P.E., LEED ® AP, vice president of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.; and Michael Coleman, co-founder and vice president of Bay Area DKI, as well as a Florida certified general contractor (1/28 to 1/29/2014)

      "Recent Developments Concerning the Faulty Work Exclusion in the Construction Defect Context," published in New Appleman on Insurance, co-authored by J. Tyler Butts and Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. (Fall 2013)

      "The Scope of Civil Authority Provisions in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy," published in For the Defense, authored by J. Tyler Butts, a publication of the Defense Research Institute (April 2013)

      New Jersey's Department of Banking and Insurance Unveils Mandatory Mediation Program for Sandy Claims (03/29/2013)

      UPDATE: New York Department of Financial Services Appoints AAA in New York as the “Designated Organization” to Handle Storm Sandy Mediations (03/04/2013)

      NY Department of Financial Services Adopts Mandatory Mediation Program for Hurricane Sandy Losses (02/28/2013)

      "Class Actions and Bundled Coverage Actions," at HarrisMartin Litigation Conference on Storm Sandy, co-presented by Wystan M. Ackerman and Seth A. Schmeeckle and Richard L. Fenton (2/26/2013)

      Check out our new blog Property Insurance Coverage Insights (10/17/2012)

      "Class Actions on Insurance Coverage Issues," at American Bar Association's Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, CLE Seminar, co-presented by Wystan M. Ackerman and Raoul Cantero, Jeff Leon, and Barbara Frederick (3/2/2012)

      "Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law," published in Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, published by the American Bar Association, vol. 47, issue 1 (Fall 2011)

      "Tangible vs. Intangible Damage: What Does First-Party Property Insurance Cover?" published in Covered Events, 2011, issue 8, an online publication of the Defense Research Institute (9/16/2011)

      "A Primer on New Hampshire First-Party Property Insurance," published in New Hampshire Bar Journal, vol. 52, no. 3 (Fall 2011)

      "Repairing National Treasures – Overview of Issues Involved in Repair of Historic Buildings," co-authored by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and William Bracken, SECB, CFM, StS2; and Gregory P. Varga, published in FDCC midyear conference materials; the paper addresses identification, classification, repair, and insurance coverage issues related to the repair and restoration of historic buildings. (7/28/2011)

      "Property Coverage Legal Update 2011: Business Interruption Claims Related to 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami," at New England Claims Executives Association, co-presented by Stephen O. Clancy and Greg Varga (4/12/2011)

      "Green Construction, LEED & Liability, A Primer for Counsel," at Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting in Indian Wells, California, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Panelist (3/2/2011)

      The Law of "Leased" and "Temporary" Workers Under a CGL Policy (02/07/2011)

      "Insurance Coverage Class Actions," at American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Meeting, presented by Wystan M. Ackerman (2/2011)

      CT Insurance Department Imposes New Reporting Obligations Regarding Data Security Breaches (08/26/2010)

      "Green Building and Insurance," presented at Robinson and Cole's Sustainability and Climate Change Seminar, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, Deborah A. Vennos and Jonathan Held (5/4/2010)
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      "Green Building Property Coverage," published in Florida Investor's Greenbook, co-authored by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Deborah Vennos, update of green building organizations and green insurance endorsements (1/20/2010)

      "The City Made Me Do It," at LEA Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Charles Bibbs, Jon Held, William Bracken (1/2010)

      "The Emergency of Chinese Drywall Claims: A Look at First-Party Property Coverage Issues," published in Covered Events, vol. 1, issue 25, an online publication of the Defense Research Institute (12/2009)

      Mississippi Supreme Court Issues Important Ruling in Hurricane Katrina Litigation (11/09/2009)

      "The Multijurisdictional Litigator: Word from the ABA," authored by Taylor L. Archambault, Esq., presented by Stephen E. Goldman, Esq., and Carlos Del Carpio, Esq., at the FDCC "20/20" Insurance Symposium (9/2009)

      "Defending Against Lost Profit Claims in Business IP and Insurance Litigation," published in FDCC Website, co-authored by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Wystan Ackerman; Howard Zandman, CPA/CFF; and Adam Boston (7/2009)
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      "Hypothetically Speaking ... Defining and Measuring the Hypothetical Rebuild in the Emerging Age of Sustainable Building," at Loss Executives Association 2009 Annual Spring Meeting, Portland, Maine, co-presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs and Roger Branigan, Lisa Enloe, and Susan Stein (6/2009)

      "First-Party Insurance Coverage Issues Arising Out of Faulty Workmanship Exclusions," at New England Claims Executives Association, presented by Gregory P. Varga (2/5/2009)

      "Mounting a Daubert Attack Against Damage Experts," at FDCC 2009 Winter Meeting, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs (2/2009)

      "Litigation Holds – How to Protect Your Company," at FDCC/PLRB 2008 Critical Issues in Property Law Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, chair and speaker (9/2008)

      NY Joins Majority of States in Requiring Prejudice to Deny Coverage for "Late Notice" under Occurrence Policies (07/23/2008)

      Insurer's Failure to Advise the Insured of Its Right to Independent Counsel Constitutes a "Deceptive Trade Practice" (06/27/2008)

      LA Supreme Court Issues Critical Decision in Hurricane Katrina Property Damage Litigation (04/09/2008)

      "Contingent Business Interruption: Basics and Beyond" (2/2008), coauthored by Taylor Archambault and Rececca Levy-Sachs, presented by Rececca Levy-Sachs at the 2008 Windstorm Conference

      Insurance Client Alert (October 2007) (10/12/2007)

      "Survivor's Guide to E-Discovery," at FDCC 2007 Annual Meeting, presented by Rebecca Levy-Sachs, paper and presentation (7/2007)

      Insurance Update, 12/14/06 (T&A) (01/02/2007)

      "Property Coverage Legal Update 2006: Hurricane Katrina and Beyond," presented at New England Claims Executives Association, co-presented by Daniel F. Sullivan and Gregory P. Varga (11/14/2006)

      "Weathering the Storm: An Update on First-Party Coverage Litigation Arising from Hurricane Katrina," at CPCU Society, Connecticut Chapter, co-presented by Daniel F. Sullivan and Gregory P. Varga (11/9/2006)

      "Property Insurance Litigation in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: The Early Results," published in CPCU Society Claims Quarterly, co-authored by Daniel F. Sullivan, Gregory P. Varga and Christopher F. Girard (11/2006)

      "It Isn't Easy Being Green: Green Construction Risks and Insurance Coverage Issues," at 20th Annual Midyear Program of the American Bar Association's Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Phoenix, Arizona (2/17 to 2/18/2012)

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