Wolkin Curran's insurance coverage practice litigates a variety of risks. Its reputation throughout the western states for construction defect coverage litigation is unsurpassed. Wolkin Curran has handled several hundreds of such cases, ranging in scope from small subcontractor issues on a single family home to the liabilities of builder/developers in homeowners' class actions. Wolkin Curran's track record in environmental matters is excellent. Its last two environmental cases went to verdict, and the verdicts returned were precisely along the lines submitted by Wolkin Curran's clients. Wolkin Curran's experience in asbestos litigation ranges from handling state court declaratory relief actions to reinsurance arbitrations with the London Market.
In the regular course of its insurance practice, Wolkin Curran has, in addition to the areas highlighted above, handled a variety of additional coverage issues, including D&O, first party property, auto and bodily injury coverages.
The insurance coverage group prides itself on its excellent reputation on large matters. One of the better results in this decade involved a $40,000,000 settlement of a large products coverage case, a settlement which ended up a small fraction of Wolkin Curran's client's liability, as reflected by the eventual verdict against the non-settling parties. Wolkin Curran's insurance coverage group also understands that small cases can present even more difficulties than large in that they are often driven more by personality and avoidance of disproportionate expense. It is then that Wolkin Curran's ability to resolve matters through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution practice is underscored.