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The materials contained on this website have been prepared by Jordan Coyne LLP for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as legal advice as to any specific matter or transaction. Readers should consult a knowledgeable attorney, licensed in their home state, for advice. These materials may not reflect the most current legal developments, verdicts or settlements. The descriptions of the resolutions of certain matters should in no way be taken as an indication of future results; litigation is inherently unpredictable.

Failure to issue reservation of rights letter results in waiver of all coverage defenses

In Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. All Plumbing, Inc., Civil Action No. 12-851 (D.D.C. Oct. 18, 2013)(Kollar-Kotelly, J.), the Court held that Cincinnati Insurance's failure to properly reserve its rights and five-month delay in disclaiming coverage while controlling important actions in the insureds' defense preclude… Read More
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Effective Demonstrative Evidence

We always look for ways to get the most value for our litigation expense investment. Not long ago, I secured a defense verdict in a case where the plaintiff turned left in front of a truck driven by my client. The issue was whether or not he had time to react and avoid the collision. Using a radar gun and exemplar vehicle,… Read More
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Maryland: The Interplay Between Workers' Compensation and Uninsured Motorists Insurance

Interesting outcomes can result at the intersection of two insurance schemes under Maryland law: uninsured/underinsured motorists (UIM) and workers’ compensation. In Brethren Mut. Ins. Co. v. Suchoza, 212 Md. App. 43 (May 29, 2013), cert. denied, 2013 Md. LEXIS 631 (September 23, 2013), the Court held that the UIM carrier… Read More
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Categories: Insurance, Maryland

John O. Easton Has Become Senior Counsel to the Firm, Effective December 1, 2013

Jordan Coyne & Savits, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that John O. Easton, who has practiced law for 32 years as a partner of the Firm, has become Senior Counsel to the Firm effective December 1, 2013. Mr. Easton will continue to handle legal matters in his new capacity. Mr. Easton received his J.D. in 1977 from George M… Read More
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Maryland bad faith/legal malpractice action against individual defense attorneys dismissed

In Cook v. Nationwide Insurance Company, Case No. PWG-13-882 (D. Md. Aug. 23, 2013), the Court considered a “dizzying array” of motions in an insurance bad faith case arising out of an excess judgment in a motor vehicle accident case tried in Maryland state court. The federal district court denied the plaintiff&… Read More
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Partner Carol T. Stone selected for inclusion in 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Congratulations to Partner Carol T. Stone on having again been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for in the practice areas of: Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review su… Read More
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2012 Survey of Motor Vehicle Liability Claims in D.C., Virginia and Maryland

This is an outline that accompanied a presentation made by Steve Schwinn, John H. Carstens, and Padraic K. Keane of a survey of the law concerning motor vehicle liability claims in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. READ MORE Read More
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Workers' Compensation Claims Management in the District of Columbia and Maryland

This article presents insights into the management of workers’ compensation claims in the District of Columbia and Maryland. READ MORE Read More
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Light Duty Programs in the District of Columbia

Instituting a light-duty program can result in substantial savings. Many employers use some form of light duty program to limit long term exposures, and to encourage re-integration of disabled employees into the workplace. Some find it can be an effective component of the risk management plan by fostering safe work practice… Read More
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DC CPPA:  Complaint based on bank’s undisclosed use of overseas call centers is dismissed

By David B. Stratton In Floyd v. Bank of America Corporation, No. 12-CV-591 (D.C. July 11, 2013), the D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a complaint under the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (the “CPPA”), addressing the issues of standing and failure to state a claim upon whi… Read More
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