On appeal, DB&P successfully overturned a summary judgment denying Reynolds and their insurers an indemnity claim for an $8,350,000 settlement they paid on an underlying paraplegic personal injury case. After the reversal on the appeal, the case went to trial and the clients, Reynolds and ACE USA, were awarded indemnity for the $8.35 million previously paid, plus interest.
- July 14, 2014
The Texas Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a tow truck company who sued its liability insurer for breach of contract arising from a dispute over whether loss-of-use damages were available to the insured following the total loss of an insured tow truck. Under applicable precedent, damages in a total loss claim was the fair market value of the property at the time it was destroyed.
EcoElectrica demanded coverage for the failure of their Westinghouse generator rotor alleging $15,500,000.00 in physical damages and business interruption.
After a 2 week arbitration proceeding under the FAA in New Orleans, DB&P received a 3-0 decision in our client's favor. The panel determined the policy was not triggered and awarded $0 in monetary damages. We also recovered a significant percentage of Underwriters fees and costs.
$387,421,694.65 net verdict. The six week trial, heard in Cook County, Illinois, resulted in the largest verdict ever rendered in Cook County and the second largest non-class action verdict in the State of Illinois. The jury deliberated for eight hours before returning the verdict.
$9,075,000.00 net distribution. Donato, Brown & Pool, P.C. settled this subrogation/property damage and business interruption claim for our client, Pennzoil-Quaker State. The fire began from contaminated chlorides in pipeline system supplied to Pennzoil refinery, which caused rapid corrosion and subsequent Naptha release and fire.
$6,200,000.00 net distribution. Subrogation/property damage and business interruption claim involving a refinery explosion. Donato, Brown & Pool successfully settled the case for Valero Energy Corporation.
$8,080,330.19 net distribution. Subrogation settlement for a broadcasting tower collapse which caused significant property damage and business interruption.
$1,494,000.00 net distribution. Verdict for client on subrogation/property damage case arising out of damages to a turbine during a turn-a-round.
$1,891,000.00 net recovery.