Property

Ruberry, Stalmack & Garvey attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of property losses, from third party property damage claims and construction defect litigation, to first party property insurance claims under a broad array of policies, including both all risk and multiperil commercial property policies and inland marine policies (including builder's risk, installation and equipment floaters, motor truck cargo and transportation floaters).                       

We have served clients in every type of major catastrophic loss, including Hurricane Ike (the costliest hurricane in Texas history), 9-11 World Trade Center coverage matters and environmental losses, including claims and litigation across the United States involving pollution, mold, lead paint, asbestos and Chinese manufactured drywall claims.     

From the analysis of coverage and as to whether there has been a loss of or damage to covered property during the initial investigation of a claim, to the assessment of exposure and the evaluation of the extent of the loss to covered property, including the building and business personal property of the insured.  We assist with loss valuation through the retention of experts, accountants and investigators, solicitation of the sworn Proof of Loss, inspection of the property, examination of books and records, conduct of examinations under oath and appraisal in the event of a dispute as to the value of the property or the amount of the loss.

We have successfully litigated property damage and property insurance coverage actions in jurisdictions throughout the United States, including actions seeking to void coverage or rescind a policy based upon fraud, false swearing or material misrepresentation in the application for insurance, Proof of Loss or examination under oath.

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Professional Presentations by RSG Attorneys

  • London Catlin UK, "Time-Sensitive & Multi-Claimant Demands Avoiding Bad Faith"
  • Lincoln General Insurance, "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Faith Litigation"
  • Insurance Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, "MCS-90 Obligations and Insurance Coverage Issues"
  • Catlin US, "Time-Sensitive & Multi-Claimant Demands Avoiding Bad Faith"
  • Loyola Law School, "Defense of a Medical Malpractice Case"
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, "Opening Statement: Effective Methods of Communication with the Jury"
  • ISBA, CLE for Illinois Lawyers, "A Practical and Substantive Discussion of the Law as it Relates to Opening Statement"
  • South Carolina, "Transportation Revenue Management Group: Fall Conference"