20 Years of Success!!

Gauntlett & Associates Launches a NEW WEBSITE as it Celebrates 20 YEARS on April 1st! 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS! Founded on April 1, 1995, the firm to date has secured judgments and settlements exceeding $200 million dollars on behalf of a range of corporate clients including over 20% of the Fortune 1000 and 10% of…

No Recoupment Under New York Law

Shockingly, New York to date had not definitely addressed whether an insurer, which did not reserve its right to recoup fees expended in defending, settling, or indemnifying an insured, could do so where it established no potential coverage. In General Star Indem. Co. v. Driven Sports, Inc., No 14-CV-3579 (JFB)(ARL), 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7966…

Law360

David Gauntlett of Gauntlett & Associates was recently mentioned in Law360 Q&A for his expertise in coverage law.  Leslie Thorne of Haynes & Boone was interviewed for a news and analysis article on insurance-related litigation. Haynes & Boone is a business, real estate, construction and insurance coverage litigation law firm. Ms. Thorne was asked “Outside…

Coverage for Implicit Disparagement Is Not Limited to Claims “Of and Concerning” the Claimant

The Northern District of California sided with California Court of Appeals case Charlotte Russe over conflicting appellate cases Total Call and Swift, finding potential coverage without requirement that the disparaging statement specifically refer to the goods, products, or services of the claimant. Recently, the Northern District of California weighed in on the divergent opinions of the…

California Supreme Court Review of Insurance Case on Implied Disparagement Presents Opportunities for Coverage in Intellectual Property Litigation

In 2012 two published decisions from the California Court of Appeals and one unpublished decision from the Ninth Circuit shed new light on the contours of implicit disparagement coverage under California law. The first such Court of Appeals decision, Charlotte Russe, clarified and reasserted the broad scope of implied disparagement coverage, a position the second…