New Jersey Partners Christopher Martin and Michael Aylward, along with Associates Lina Corriston and Seth Garrod, successfully litigated a coverage dispute of national implications, prevailing on a summary judgment motion that saved our carrier client $10 million. The underlying catastrophic loss involves a death case with $10 million in economic damages alone.
The critical issue was, under New Jersey law, whether the subject insurance policy contained an illegal clause that would void the clause itself and open up the coverage to the maximum possible amount. The Superior Court judge noted that this was the most complex civil motion he has had in his long tenure on the bench and complimented all sides for their submissions and arguments. He ruled in favor of our client that the policy at issue was neither illegal nor counter to public policy.