Insurance Coverage and Defense

  • Commercial and Residential Property Policies
  • Officers’ and Directors’ Policies
  • General Liability Policies
  • Reinsurance
  • Catastrophic Events/FEMA
  • Employer Liability Policies
  • Builder’s Risk Policies
  • Professional Liability Policies
  • Cargo/Carmack Amendment Claims

Our firm has successfully handled numerous insurance coverage and defense cases for our clients. Our cases have involved policies for commercial and residential property, officers and directors, general liability, employer liability, builder’s risk, and professional liability. We have also advised clients on reinsurance issues. Eggleston + Briscoe is experienced in first-party and third-party claims, bad-faith litigation, and dram shop litigation.

Case Results

E+B navigates coverage issues and discovers geotechnical evidence to obtain favorable settlement for insurer.
In a suit brought by a consortium of national and international construction companies for more than $32 million in insurance proceeds under a Builder’s Risk policy for damage to 40 miles of a divided major Texas highway, E+B was able to obtain a settlement acceptable to its client after prolonged discovery battles produced evidence that damage made the basis of the claim resulted from causes that were unambiguously excluded by the relevant policy issued by E+B’s client.
Judge confirms denial of fire loss.
E+B’s insurance-carrier client was sued by its insured after a fire destroyed the insured’s building. The case was tried to the court without a jury and resulted in a take-nothing judgment, effectively ruling affirmatively on our client’s arson defense.
Jury finds E+B’s client properly denied hail damage claim.
E+B obtained a jury verdict in favor of a property-insurer client, resulting in a take-nothing judgment for an insured townhouse homeowners association that alleged $22 million in damages from a hailstorm. The jury determined that our client did not breach the insurance policy.
E+B sets aside appraisal.
Following a jury trial concerning property damage from a tornado alleged to exceed $5 million, E+B obtained a verdict that set aside a rogue appraisal and entered a take-nothing judgment in favor of our insurer client. The judgment was upheld on appeal.