We represent the former parent of a bankrupt, former subsidiary, in connection with disputes with the former subsidiary's general liability insurance carrier regarding whether or not our client must assume responsibility for paying the $5 million self-insured retention regarding civil liability claims against the former subsidiary that had been discharged by as a result the former subsidiary's Chapter XI bankruptcy. In accordance with a separate settlement between the carrier and the subsidiary, the carrier assumed the defense of the underlying claims, agreeing in effect with the claimants that the bankruptcy of the insured subsidiary had not discharged the carrier's obligation to pay insured claims, even though 100% of the first $5 million of very claim was self-insured by the bankrupt company. The carrier then took the position that our client, also a named insured under the policies insuring the former subsidiary, had agreed in a separate Payment Agreement effectively to guarantee the obligations of the subsidiary to pay the SIR. When our client refused to reimburse the costs incurred by the carrier in defending the pre-bankruptcy claims against the former subsidiary, the carrier drew down a letter of credit place by our client to obtain reimbursement of the carrier's costs and then successfully moved to compel arbitration of the Payment Agreement dispute. The arbitration is pending.

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National counsel and local trial counsel for an international engineering and construction firm
The firm served as national counsel and local trial counsel (including 5 trials) for an international engineering and construction firm in asbestos more
Phillips v. AWH Corp., et al.
Prepared an amicus brief on behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel in a significant patent law appellate case addressing claim construction more
Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more
Negotiation with Federal Trade Commission for publicly-traded, consumer retail company
Successfully represented a publicly-traded, consumer retail company by persuading the Federal Trade Commission not to bring a case which would have more