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Four Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers For 2018 And Five Honored As Rising Stars

Tue Jun 19th, 2018 on     Uncategorized,    

MIAMI, FL —Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list for the Insurance Coverage practice area. They are Brenton N. Ver Ploeg, R. Hugh Lumpkin and Stephen A. Marino, Jr., all shareholders in the Miami office, and Robert P. Major, of counsel in the firm’s Orlando office.  No more than five percent of the attorneys in the state are selected to Super Lawyers.  Five attorneys from the Miami office were named as 2018 Florida Rising Stars for Insurance Coverage: Shareholders Matthew B. Weaver, Benjamin C. Hassebrock and Rochelle N. Wimbush,  and associates Arya Attari Li and Michal Meiler who were named to the list for the first time.  All of the attorneys at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin focus their practice entirely on insurance litigation and appeals, representing clients in both state and federal courts. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence […]

AVOIDING THE BYTE OF THE MILLENIUM BUG: INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR Y2K

Mon May 1st, 2017 on     Uncategorized,     Brenton N. Ver Ploeg

“Nobody expects the insurance industry’s response to claims of coverage for a problem of the magnitude of Year 2000 liability to be open arms.” Europe in the year 999 approached the millennium’s end in barely concealed panic. Many of the nobility, in furtherance of the widespread religious belief that the world would come to a close along with the first millennium, deeded their entire lands and material goods to the church with the expectation of a greater reward to come. Jan. 1, 1000, dawned as before, however, and not much changed on history’s timetable except that the church had a very good year financially. This time we might not be so lucky. With the close of the second millennium only a bit more than an orbit away, present-day prophets of doom anticipate not planetary death but global paralysis because early programmers, in an effort to save precious space, decided to represent years with two digits instead of four. As the international computer network confronts the year 2000 flaw, also known as the millennium bug, data will become unreliable and systems will shut down. The problems may last well into the next decade, impeding or halting the communications, travel and electrical power even of those who wouldn’t recognize a computer should it byte them on the leg. The ensuing commercial chaos is sometimes projected to include the collapse of many companies and perhaps whole industries and economies dependent upon the global network. This article is not about the technical problems. It […]

Insurer says its D&O insurers acted in bad faith in claim dispute

Wed Apr 4th, 2012 on     Uncategorized,    

A major insurance company, Washington Mutual Inc., filed a lawsuit in March accusing a dozen other insurers of improperly denying it coverage for claims under directors’ and officers’ liability policies issued in 2008 and 2009. Washington Mutual is asserting that it is entitled to $250 million in coverage, and that the other insurers breached their covenants of good faith and fair dealing in denying coverage.

Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm

Fri Dec 9th, 2011 on     Uncategorized,    

MALLORY L. GOLD received her B.S. degree in 2007 from Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. (summa cum laude; Order of the Coif) from the University of Miami School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Ms. Gold served as an editor of the University of Miami Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow in Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law, and a judicial intern for the Honorable Linda Ann Wells, Third District Court of Appeal. Ms. Gold concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

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