Insurance Law and Defense
SSE&C’s insurance defense practice is focused primarily on the defense of environmental, toxic tort, employment practices and liability, products liability, professional liability and construction defect claims.
SSE&C is often called upon by employers and insurance carriers to solve difficult employment issues and to defend employers and their senior personnel against claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, whistle-blower reprisals and other employment-related matters. Also, with our experience in handling employment discrimination claims, we work with insurers, owners, management companies and landlords in litigation related to discrimination issues. When litigation arises, SSE&C’s highly experienced practitioners effectively represent both its private and public sector clients in the state courts, federal courts and administrative agencies.
Our lawyers regularly defend policyholders and private clients in New Jersey and New York on claims involving lead, carbon monoxide, toxic mold and other environmental, chemical and toxic exposures. Some of our more recent assignments have included habitational lead paint claims against landlords and toxic exposure to lead arising out of the clean up of a Superfund site.
SSE&C’s lawyers have extensive experience in defending manufacturers and distributors against claims involving alleged design, manufacturing and warning defects. Our clients include manufacturers and distributors of industrial equipment and consumer goods. In large multi-jurisdictional cases, our lawyers are adept at working in close collaboration with client representatives, in-house counsel and insurance carriers to improve the efficiency of case management, coordinate a consistent defense strategy across multiple venues, and reduce overall costs.
SSE&C’s experienced litigation attorneys defend architects, engineers, construction contractors, lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, health care companies and their administrators, title companies, real estate agents and other professionals. We strive to develop an in depth understanding of the particular interests of each client, and pursue litigation strategies that best protect those interests.
SSE&C’s lawyers have developed experience in handling complex construction litigation including construction defect claims, as well as property damage and personal injury cases arising out of construction accidents. Our lawyers have consistently proven our ability to handle these claims efficiently and with success in both the state and federal courts.
SSE&C’s insurance practice area attorneys are particularly adept at working with insurers and their insureds in providing timely analysis and reports, and coordinating and implementing effective litigation strategies that protect our clients’ business concerns and litigation interests.