Dearmin Fogarty PLLC counsels and represents insurers and insureds in a variety of insurance-related matters in federal and state courts, including insurance coverage, representation of insurers and insureds under underinsured/uninsured automobile policies, and defense of insurance agents in professional liability claims.
Our past cases include representation of:
- An excess D&O insurer in connection with coverage issues arising from disputes between employer and employees regarding stock options and other compensation. (Private dispute, 2005–06).
- A CGL insurer in connection with coverage issues arising out of construction defects relating to a large residential development. (Private dispute, 2005).
- An excess E&O insurer in connection with coverage issues arising from legal malpractice claims against the insured. (Private dispute, 2004–05).
- An EPL insurer in a multiple claimant case with over $1.5 million in claimed damages who was dismissed on a summary judgment motion. (Northwest Packing Company v. General Star Indemnity, et al., W. Dist. Wa., 2003–04).
- Insurance agents for alleged malpractice, including alleged negligence in the procurement of insurance.
- An insured against CGL insurers in environmental clean-up coverage dispute. (Lake Hills Texaco v. Safeco, et al., 2002).
- An insured against a D&O insurer relating to class-action securities case against insured. (Plum Creek v. Reliance Insurance Company, Del. Super. Ct., 2001–02).
- An insured against first-party property insurers relating to the insured’s losses arising from the explosion and fire in a manufacturing facility. (Coley v. Hartford et al., W. Dist. Wa., 2000–01).
- An insured against a first-party property insurer in connection with the insured’s losses arising from a settling warehouse. (Omega v. Cincinnati Insurance, 1998-99).
- A CGL insurer in an environmental case with numerous sites. (Puget Sound Energy v. Aetna (became Travelers) et al., W. Dist. Wa., 1997).
- CGL carriers in an environmental case involving substantial claimed damages, including second-chairing a three-month jury trial in Multnomah County, Oregon. (Cascade v. AIG et al., Oregon, 1997).
- An insured in an environmental case with multiple sites. (BFI v. Evanston Ins. Co. et al., 1992–94).