Results

Miller Friel attorneys have handled some of the most significant insurance recovery cases in the last 20 years, with total recoveries in excess of $2 billion.

We represent some of the world’s better-known retail, manufacturing, transportation, technology, commercial real-estate, entertainment, and service sector companies. We passionately represent each and every one of our clients.

Policy Type Experience

Commercial General Liability

$1 Billion+ Opioid Claim

Secured coverage for specialty pharmaceutical company under policies of general liability, products liability and management liability insurance for the defense and indemnification of claims arising out of the manufacture and sales of prescription opioid pain medication. Underlying claims included bodily injury claims by individual patients, securities class action lawsuits, Delaware Section 220 demands, shareholder derivative litigations, criminal indictments of individual officers and directors, third-party payor (health insurer) claims, and claims by local, state and national governmental entities.

$300 million Sexual Harassment Claims
Negotiated defense coverage under roughly 30 years of historical GL policies for prominent school facing over $300 million of sexual harassment claims.
$100+ Million Environmental Recovery
Negotiated environmental recovery for Fortune 250 petroleum company under legacy general liability insurance policies.
$60+ Million Recovered for Technology Services Company
Filed suit against two different Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance companies that sold fourteen different policies to a leading software servicing company, resulting in recoveries of over $60 million. Recoveries achieved under often ignored “personal injury” coverage provisions of the policies for a break-the-company lawsuit filed by a business competitor.
$50+ Million Environmental Claim
Litigated and settled insurance claims for Waste Management, Inc. covering numerous bodily injury lawsuits alleging bodily injury caused by historical industrial operations.

Crime / Fidelity

$300+ Million Ponzi Scheme Recovery

Represented major bank in litigation to recover over $300 million in connection with Ponzi Scheme involving multiple bank employees.

$100+ Million Financial Crime Loss
Litigated and recovered losses suffered by a large bank resulting from the activities of a mortgage origination and servicing company.
$90 Million Theft of Armored Car Company Cash

Litigated and settled bond case involving large scale fraud perpetrated by former business owners of an armored car company.

$30 Million Employee Fraud
Recovered under crime bond amounts that former Vice President of Construction siphoned from ongoing construction projects on behalf of $20 billion media company.
$10 Million Contractor Overcharging Scandal
Recovered contractor overcharging amounts under crime bond where contractor was in collusion with company employees.

Cyber Insurance

$10.6 Million Ransomware Attack
Settled ransomware claims for international private investment firm under a series of separate portfolio company cyber insurance policies.
$6 Million Ransomware Attack
Obtained coverage for First Party losses, government investigations and ransom payment under cyber insurance policies for company acquired by merger during pendency of cyber-attacks.
$3 Million Dependent System Failure Claim
Obtained coverage through mediation where company operations were impacted by a ransomware cyber-attack on one of its business suppliers.
Loss of Client Data Claim
Aggressively pursuing coverage for a multinational software company to recover losses under its cyber policy for damages incurred as the result of a cyber-attack that caused the disclosure of confidential customer data.

Directors and Officers

$1 Billion+ Opioid Claim

Secured coverage for specialty pharmaceutical company under policies of general liability, products liability and management liability insurance for the defense and indemnification of claims arising out of the manufacture and sales of prescription opioid pain medication. Underlying claims included bodily injury claims by individual patients, securities class action lawsuits, Delaware Section 220 demands, shareholder derivative litigations, criminal indictments of individual officers and directors, third-party payor (health insurer) claims, and claims by local, state and national governmental entities.

$250 million SEC Claim
Represented a large foreign bank to recover insurance for case involving alleged securities law violations.
$100 Million Ponzi Scheme Claim
Litigating Ponzi Scheme insurance claim for director and officer related losses.
$75 Million False Claims Act Claim
Negotiated settlement with insurance carriers related to DOJ lawsuit involving road and bridge construction projects in Afghanistan.
$50 Million False Claims Act Claim
Negotiated settlement with insurance carriers related to DOJ qui tam lawsuit involving the sale of heavy artillery to the U.S. Army.

Errors and Omissions

$110 million FTC claim
Arbitrated and settled insurance coverage claims for lawsuits alleging false advertising. Underlying lawsuits included an FTC false advertising lawsuit and numerous class action lawsuits alleging violations of state consumer protection laws.
$38 Million Crypto Currency Cyber Loss
Litigated and settled coverage claims under a variety of different kinds of insurance policies including D&O, E&O, GL, and financial institution bonds.
$30 Million Medical Malpractice Claim
Obtained summary judgment for hospital against primary and excess professional liability insurers requiring the insurers to pay for settlement with plaintiff patients who sought damages for alleged unnecessary heart operations. Following reversal by Court of Appeals, obtained favorable decision by Kentucky Supreme Court reversing the Court of Appeals and reinstating coverage at issue.
Bankruptcy Claim Against Service Provider to Law Firm
Obtained insurance coverage following extended mediation from service provider’s primary and excess D&O and E&O insurers for large portion of multi-million dollar settlement of claim against service provider by law firm’s bankruptcy trustee.
Class Action Privacy Claims
negotiated full defense cost coverage for technology company sued in a series of different lawsuits alleging the improper collection biometric data.

Event Cancellation

$20 million Trade Show Cancellation Recovery
Negotiated coverage for $20 million trade show cancellation.
$10 Million Petrochemical Industry Trade Show Cancellation Insurance Claim
Settled event cancellation insurance claim for industry trade association.
Recovered $10+ Million for Covid Event Cancellation
Private non-profit professional association recovered $10+ million for COVID-related annual meeting cancellation.
$8 Million Financial Industry Trade Show Cancellation Insurance Claim
Settled event cancellation insurance claim for industry trade association.
$4.5 Million Medical Association Event Cancellation Insurance Claim

Settled event cancellation insurance claim for industry trade association.

Pollution Legal Liability

10+ Million Negotiated Settlement
Negotiated 8-figure recovery for Fortune 50 independent petroleum company involving environmental claims presented under legacy general liability and environmental impairment liability (EIL) policies.
Negotiated Recovery
Negotiated recoveries under environmental impairment liability policies for brownfields developer of former manufacturing facility experiencing renewed EPA enforcement activity resulting from legacy PCB contamination.
10+ Million Negotiated Settlement
Negotiated 8-figure recovery for Fortune 50 independent petroleum company involving environmental claims presented under legacy general liability and environmental impairment liability (EIL) policies.
Negotiated Recovery
Negotiated recoveries under environmental impairment liability policies for brownfields developer of former manufacturing facility experiencing renewed EPA enforcement activity resulting from legacy PCB contamination.

Products Liability

$100 Million Products Liability Litigation/Settlement
Litigated and negotiated defense and indemnity settlement agreement on behalf of a major life sciences company in connection with hundreds of product liability cases filed across the country alleging cancer and other adverse health effects.
$50 Million Products Liability Settlement
Negotiated settlement with insurance carriers regarding class action lawsuits alleging injury resulting from breast cancer treatment clinical trials.
$10 Million Products Liability Litigation
Litigating claim involving chemical color injections into public safety devices.
$5 million Consumer Goods Company Settlement
Recovered roughly $1 million in defense costs and an additional $4 million to pay for the settlement of a products liability class action lawsuit

Property / Business Interruption

$5 Billion Hurricane Sandy Claim
Resolved coverage claims for one of the largest Property damage and business interruption losses in US History.
$1.5 Billion Terrorism Claim
resolved coverage claims for business interruption and property damage stemming from the destruction of New York city infrastructure.
$123 Million Thailand flood loss
initiated litigation and rapidly settled a massive business interruption and property damage flood loss claim on behalf of a U.S. based pharmaceutical company
$112 Million Jury Verdict for Flood-Damaged Manufacturing Facility
delivered one of the largest insurance bad faith jury awards ever recorded in a property insurance coverage case.
$100+ Million Chemical Plant Explosion
Settled claims for property damage and business interruption losses exceeding $100 million caused by a chemical manufacturing facility explosion for a Fortune 10 global conglomerate.

Representation and Warranty

Negotiated Settlements
Negotiated settlements for M&A disputes under reps and warranties insurance policies.
Negotiated Settlements
Negotiated settlements for M&A disputes under reps and warranties insurance policies.