JMBM represented a major financial institution in a fire that destroyed numerous floors of their headquarters building in downtown Los Angeles. The resulting fire damage resulted in substantial insurance claims. On behalf of the bank, JMBM handled ongoing, complex negotiations with insurance carriers. After several years of negotiation, all fire damages were covered by insurance.
JMBM represented the owner of a major resort property in Hawaii which was badly damaged by a hurricane. We were involved in wide ranging recovery issues including real estate, construction, labor and employment law, and insurance recovery. Negotiations with insurance carriers included coverage for vast property damage and business interruption. JMBM’s labor lawyers represented the […]
JMBM represented the owner of the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel which was devastated by an act of arson and resulted in the greatest loss of human life in any U.S. hotel fire. This fire killed more than 100 people, injured over 600 people and caused substantial property damage to the hotel. Initial claims filed […]
After aggressively arguing with the carrier’s coverage counsel, JMBM was able to obtain defense coverage for our client based upon construing the infringement allegations as trade libel allegations, a covered offense.
JMBM represented a former officer of a company sued in a securities fraud class action in obtaining coverage under the directors and officers liability insurance. A decision in the coverage case in favor of the client was affirmed on appeal by the Ninth Circuit. We also represented the FDIC in actions against former officers and […]
JMBM represented members of a homeowners association sued by the Coastal Commission for violations of laws relating to beachfront property; we were successful in maximizing insurance contributions to the settlement and in the payment of attorneys fees.