Liability And D&O

Insurance partners at Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP have more than 100 years of collective experience handling complex liability, Errors & Omissions, and Officers and Directors (D&O) insurance coverage issues in civil suits, arbitrations, and regulatory proceedings.

The breadth of CCP’s experience includes standardized and manuscript accident-occurrence based and claims made policies; ratings and insurance department filings; policy drafting, intent, and interpretation; “missing” policies; “trigger” of coverage; “stacking;” horizontal and primary exhaustion; bodily injury and property damage; advertising and personal injury; the duty to defend; the duty to accept reasonable settlement demands within policy limits; primary versus excess; other insurance provisions; contribution and equitable subrogation.

CCP’s substantial experience in legal ethics and malpractice enhances the firm’s facility with the duties of liability insurers and their appointed defense counsel in the context of conflicts of interest, the standard of care, and a policyholder’s request for independent counsel. CCP’s experience handling extra-contractual lawsuits enables the firm to provide prophylactic advice and guidance on compliance with insurance regulations and avoidance of bad faith claims handling.

Although CCP strives to obtain early and informal resolution of disputes, CCP’s accomplished trial lawyers will try or arbitrate the case whenever necessary.

Partners who practice in this area: Donald W. Carlson, Robert M. Peterson, Joyce C. Wang, Michael C. Cooper

Representative cases and clients available upon request.