Insurance

Waymaker represents policyholders in insurance disputes in pre-litigation matters, trials and appeals. We are experienced in pursuing insurance claims for property damage and losses suffered as a result of business interruption, such as losses related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

We hold insurance companies accountable to their policyholders for insured losses and a legal defense against third-party claims. Although the best result often comes from a resolution before litigation begins, our deep trial experience helps us identify the most important issues up front and focus on developing the facts and law into a clear, persuasive narratives for courts and juries.

We are experienced in handling lawsuits against insurance companies for breach of contract and bad faith. We represent entrepreneurs and companies in disputes with their insurance carriers over commercial general liability (CGL), directors and officers liability (D&O), employment practices liability (EPL), as well as other types of coverage. We have represented closely held corporations, as well as multi-national corporations, in insurance disputes.

Representative Engagements:

  • Vepo Design Corporation v. American Economy Insurance Company  
    Represented a client holding a business interruption insurance policy after one of client’s locations was burned by an arsonist. After helping the client conduct informal discovery and submit additional information to insurer, the firm successfully negotiated a supplemental insurance payment to compensate for the loss before litigation was filed.
  • In re Sunnova
    Worked with a client to obtain appropriate insurance coverage and indemnity in connection to fund the legal defense of various claims subject to third-party insurance policies on which Sunnova was named as an additional insured.  This was done while the Waymaker guided the resolution of numerous claims, avoiding a possible flood of copycat lawsuits.
  • DeGrace v. Jacobs Engineering
    Represented a widow in a dispute against her deceased husband’s former employer based on the employer’s withdrawal of life insurance benefits without proper notice.
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In 2021, Baker Marquart became Waymaker. Information on this website reflects results obtained by Baker Marquart. Please click here to learn more about our name change.