The lawyers at Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom L.L.P. have handled hundreds of lawsuits and thousands of claims arising out of CGL coverages. The breath of our experience means that there is virtually no issue with which the firm’s attorneys are not familiar in a CGL policy. Our experience covers a broad spectrum of CGL claims including: environmental losses; advertising liability and business torts; toxic torts including asbestos and silica; personal injury and property damage claims; mass torts including breast implants, fen-phen, latex gloves and tobacco; employment practices litigation; construction defect claims; product liability claims; premise liability claims; sexual misconduct by clergy, educators, or other individuals; and intellectual property claims.

We are frequently retained to provide a coverage analysis on claims arising under a CGL policy. We also assist clients in completing claim investigations, drafting reservation of rights letters, and attempting to negotiate settlements with policyholders.

When litigation ensues, we are frequently retained to defend contractual and extra-contractual claims under CGL policies including defense and indemnity allegations, allocation issues, Stowers exposures, and a litany of coverage and exclusion issues.



Commercial General Liability Cases

  • Won summary judgment in dispute over duty to defend involving products-liability action in Texas state court
  • Won summary judgment in dispute over duty to defend involving personal injury case in Texas state court
  • Won summary judgment in South Carolina failure-to-settle case involving over $50 million in alleged damages

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