Payne & Fears Secures Full Coverage After Multiple Denials by Insurer

Payne & Fears (P&F) achieved a significant victory on behalf of a commercial contractor by securing full defense and indemnity under a commercial general liability policy for an arbitration after the insurer had denied coverage twice previously. P&F partners Jared De Jong and Kelby Van Patten were retained on the...

Payne & Fears Recovers Excess Insurance to End Long-running Dispute

Payne & Fears (P&F) resolved the final piece of a long-running dispute involving excess insurance coverage for a homebuilder. This complex claim involved numerous layers of excess insurance stretching over many years. After successfully concluding litigation with underlying excess carriers, P&F, after filing suit, was able to successfully recover from...

Federal Court: Insurer Breaches Duty to Defend By Insisting it Owes Only a “Defense-Follows-Indemnity” Share of Defense Costs

In an insurance recovery case being handled by Payne & Fears partners Scott Thomas and Sarah Odia, an Arizona federal court, applying Nevada law, recently held that NGM Insurance Company breached its duty to defend its additional-insured homebuilder by refusing to pay more than a proportionate share of the builder’s...

Payne & Fears Recovers $2.1 Million in Insurance Proceeds

Las Vegas office partners Scott S. Thomas and Sarah J. Odia recovered more than $2.1 million for a Fortune 500 homebuilder from a group of additional-insured carriers in reimbursement of costs the homebuilder incurred to defend three high-exposure construction defect lawsuits. We also recovered from the same carriers 100 percent of...

Payne & Fears Hits Another Home Run for Policyholder in Coverage Dispute

Payne & Fears’ insurance team partners Nate Cazier and Jared De Jong continued their winning streak on behalf of Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. in its dispute with Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. regarding coverage for an underlying class action lawsuit. After months of litigation, culminating in summary judgment in favor...