Coverage

Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey, LLC (RSG) is one of the nation's leading "go to" law firms for providing insurance coverage opinions and recommendations to insurers in complex disputes. We provide our clients with dependable analysis and leading case coordination. We also serve as national or lead counsel in insurance coverage matters across the United States, involving both primary and excess policies.

Analysis and opinion by outside counsel often precedes coverage litigation. RSG has assisted insurance company clients through research of pending claims, and provided thorough, thoughtful, defendable analysis and recommendations. Frequently, our analysis and recommendations address cutting-edge and unsettled legal issues.

We are sensitive to the time constraints inherent in this work, and respond accordingly to such assignments, supplementing necessary new research with reliance upon internal resources that we have collected and developed through our many years of coverage experience.

Our reporting system allows us to prove status and strategy reports with the regularity and frequency preferred by each client. We recognize the importance of keeping our clients advised of important matters as they arise and of collaborating with our clients on strategy in a timely manner.

As a national or lead counsel, we are responsible for day to day management and handling of large, complex litigations. In conjunction with the client, we plan and prepare case strategy conduct and respond to discovery, draft all pleadings and briefs, conduct site and other case investigations, present oral argument at hearings, participate in settlement negotiations and if settlement efforts prove unavailing, try the case to successful conclusion.

RSG is experienced in evaluating bad faith and extra-contractual liability claims asserted against insurers. We represent insurers in trials and appeals of bad faith actions involving allegations of inadequate investigation; unreasonable failure to defend or indemnify; unfair or improper claims handling; and unfair settlement practices or failure to settle. RSG lawyers have been successful in defeating such claims and in limiting recovery of damages, including punitive damages and attorney fees.

 

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Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey, LLC has a client roster that includes some of the most well-known Fortune 500 companies including AmTrust, American Service Insurance, Ascension Health, Atlas, Bank of America, Baxter Healthcare, Burlington Insurance, Carl Warren, Castlepoint, Catlin UK, Catlin US, Clarity Group, CNA Corporation, Continental Western, Crum & Foster, Hub International, Hudson Insurance, ISMIE, Kemper, Kingsway, Liberty Mutual, Lincoln General, Lumbermens Mutual, Marc Realty, McDonald's Corporation, Mendakota, OneBeacon, Permapipe, ProAssurance, Resolute Midwest, Scottsdale Insurance Co., St. Paul Insurance Co., Tawa, TIG, and Tower Group Co.