Our attorneys have litigated and negotiated claims involving additionally insureds, indemnity and contract issues, deductibles, self-insured retentions and other provisions, including uninsured motorist coverage issues.
We also have national experience in breaches of warranty, and/or post-merger devaluation of assets or tax consequences.
They can assist in the investigation and formulation of strategies involving property claims, including flood, fire, theft, arson, business interruption, fraud, and other losses.
Because of Ms. Quarles’ workers’ compensation experience, she is often called upon to be an expert in the field of bad faith in Mississippi and has a comprehensive understanding of how bad faith claims can be proved and defended within the context of Mississippi case law.
Examples of our work include:
- Summary judgment obtained and upheld on appeal, involving a commercial policy provision which excluded coverage for acts of employees. In that case, an employee returned to his place of employment and terrorized and killed a patron. Coverage was denied based on that exclusion and upheld on appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
- Successfully addressing claim of bad faith arising out of a premises damage policy where bad faith allegations did not rise to required standard of definiteness.
- Successful settlement in a claim wherein Plaintiff alleging bad faith against insurer was unable to prove damages due to the fact that he had misled insurer as to his position when making application.
Representative clients include: Allstate, Progressive, Travelers.