Our attorneys keep current on the decisions impacting coverage and routinely send new decisions to clients. On a daily basis, our lawyers answer first and third-party insurance questions concerning personal and commercial lines policies, including tenders of defense, property, miscellaneous property, inland marine, business interruption/income, boiler and machinery, farm, business auto, CGL, excess, umbrella, workers’ compensation, employer liability, no-fault, uninsured and underinsured motor vehicle policies. We have litigated the terms of all these policies and every kind of endorsement that can be purchased with them.
Our attorneys understand all the federal and Minnesota and Wisconsin insurance statutes and Wisconsin’s common law tort of bad faith. Jardine, Logan & O’Brien attorneys know how to quickly and accurately assess insurance coverage. We draft appropriate reservation of rights notices, non-waiver agreements, declination of tender and disclaimer of coverage letters. We have decades of experience resolving coverage disputes through motion practice and, when necessary, through trial. Our record-making law in this area is evidenced by our success on appeal.
When appropriate, we know how to settle insurance disputes using a variety of settlement devices including Loan Receipts, Meadowbrook Releases, Naig and reverse-Naig agreements, Two Harbors agreements and policyholder’s releases.
Within our insurance coverage practice area, our attorneys represent insurers in all types of fraud matters, including arson, no-fault, disability, property and casualty, workers’ compensation and health care provider and subscriber fraud.
- Loosmore v. Parent, 237 Wis.2d 679, 613 N.W.2d 923 (Wis. Ct. App. 2000)
- Gronland v. Illinois Farmers Insurance Company, 1994 WL 121627 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994), review denied (June 29, 1994)
- Folstad v. Eder, 467 N.W.2d 608 (Minn. 1991)
- John Deere Ins. Co. v. Penna, 416 N.W.2d 820 (Minn. Ct. App. 1987)
- Poor Richards, Inc. v. Chas. Olson & Sons & Wheel Service Co., Inc., 380 N.W.2d 225 (Minn. Ct. App. 1986)
Elisa M. Hatlevig