Attorneys at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A., have been involved in the following high-profile cases, which were covered by the Law360 news service (http://www.law360.com):
A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a suit brought by an American International Group Inc. affiliate that asked the court to declare the insurer has no duty to defend or indemnify F. Vicino and Co. Inc. and two other companies in 17 lawsuits over allegedly defective Chinese drywall.
The Cochran Firm has sued two of its insurers for refusing to cover a settlement it reached with a former client who claimed the firm didn't help her recoup a multimillion-dollar judgment from a suit she launched against the Cuban government after learning her professed anti-Communist husband was actually a Cuban spy.
QBE Insurance Corp. has lost its bid to nix a Florida condominium association's suit over the insurer's inability to provide coverage for more than $1 million in damages caused by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
A Florida court has found that liability for illegal faxing of unsolicited advertisements is generally covered by commercial insurance policies, potentially entitling a group of Nextel South Corp. junk fax recipients to insurance benefits from CNA affiliate Transportation Insurance Co.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Lexington Insurance Co. waived its rights to challenge the statute of limitations on claims made by a hurricane-ravaged golf course by paying a portion of the request, rejecting the insurer's appeal and sending the dispute back to the district court.
A Connecticut woman who required a liver transplant after using a dietary supplement made by Nutrition Formulators Inc. has bested the manufacturer's insurer in court and won $5 million in coverage for continuing injuries.
A federal judge has opted to let a jury decide whether polymer maker Reichhold Inc. is entitled to coverage from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh and other insurers for litigation costs associated with the sale of allegedly defective window resin intended to help buildings withstand hurricane-force winds.
With $4 million in the balance, James River Insurance Co. and a Connecticut woman allegedly harmed by a dietary supplement made by Nutrition Formulators Inc. have filed dueling bids for summary judgment in the insurer's suit claiming a policy limits NFI's liability to $1 million.
A federal judge has dismissed Lexington Insurance Co.'s motion to toss a lawsuit brought by a Florida golf course that suffered damage from Hurricane Wilma, finding that the insurer's claim that the suit was untimely did not hold up under state law.