Matters

Mission-Critical Change of Venue Saves the Day

Our client sought benefits due under its excess policies, and an international insurer sought to force arbitration in London. The unfriendly overseas venue could potentially leave the client juggling inconsistent legal determinations between the arbitration and pending litigation involving another insurer. We successfully convinced the trial court, and then the appellate court to deny arbitration based on public policy, California substantive law provisions, and the policy terms, resulting in a major victory for our client and a very favorable settlement.

Overturned Unfavorable Ruling on Additional Insured Endorsements

Newmeyer Dillion successfully worked with local counsel in another state to obtain an order overturning an unfavorable ruling on whether our client was an additional insured under a trade partner’s insurance policies. The victory preserved our client’s ongoing relationships with local trade contractors.