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Commercial Insurance Defense

The attorneys at Weimer & Weeding are skilled and experienced in the complexities of commercial insurance defense. WW fully values and understands the sensitivities required in managing the unique relationship between insurers and their insureds. The firm has represented regional and national insurers, brokers, agents, MGAs and other insurance-related organizations in numerous insurance defense cases. WW is committed to providing consistent and cost-effective legal services to insurers and insureds. Wherever possible and beneficial to our clients, we pursue early settlements. When a case will not settle, we provide the insured with an aggressive but cost-effective and efficient defense through trial and appeal, when necessary.

The firm’s attorneys have provided insurance defense services to small and large commercial insurers including United States Liability Insurance Company, Mount Vernon Insurance Company, Integrity Insurance Company, Grange Insurance Company, Federated Electric Rural Insurance Exchange, Utica Mutual Insurance Company, Safeco Insurance Company, Axis Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company, Nationwide Insurance Company, Accident Fund Insurance Company and Cincinnati Insurance Company.

Our attorneys have defended professionals, businesses, non-profits and individuals under a wide array of commercial liability policies, including:

  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Real Estate Errors & Omissions
  • Insurance Agents and Brokers E&O
  • Physician, Nursing and Dental Malpractice
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Media Liability
  • Business Auto
  • Workers Compensation
  • Umbrella Policies

The attorneys at WW are recognized authorities in commercial insurance defense by their peers. They have written several authoritative books and treatises for attorneys and insurers, including Aspen’s CGL Policy Handbook, Second Edition (Aspen, 2012). This publication addresses Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy issues under Coverages A, B and C, including premises liability, asbestos claims, defamation claims, products liability and intellectual property claims.

WW  has also penned for attorneys and insurers West Group’s The Law of Commercial Insurance Agents and Brokers (West, 2007) View publications. This treatise examines agents and brokers’ issues such as negligence and other common-law claims against insurance agents and brokers, the limited scope of the duty to advise, the significant causation requirement, the impact of agent and broker authority on policy reformation and rescission, and the E&O coverages available for agents and brokers.