Balch & Bingham represents clients in a variety of coverage matters and risk management, ranging from coverage opinions and analyses to all types of coverage litigation. Our lawyers both defend and prosecute litigation involving liability coverage, claims handling procedures, property insurance rates, diminished value claims, credit life, vanishing premium and force-placed insurance, collateral protection litigation, fidelity bond claims, indemnification disputes and arson and theft cases. Our lawyers are called on to advise carriers regarding insurance practices, coverage issues and risk allocation and are experienced in preparing coverage opinions, reservation of rights analyses and legal claims involving these issues. Several of our attorneys serve on insurance company panels of insurance coverage lawyers.
Over the years, a number of our lawyers have focused their practice on coverage analyses and litigation involving many types of policies, including:
Balch is a proud member of Insuralex, a group created by independent law firms that specialize in insurance and reinsurance coverage, defense, litigation and all other related legal services. Globalization and changes in the world-wide insurance market have enabled insurers and reinsurers to market their products across national borders in a growing global economy. Different local laws and procedures may affect the conduct of insurance business on a cross-border basis. Insuralex allows an insurer to navigate these complexities by using a group of lawyers from different jurisdictions who are each specialized in their respective national insurance and reinsurance law systems, but who are also affiliated to work with each other. Insuralex exists to provide its members with a world-wide referral network of the highest quality in the fields of insurance, re-insurance, coverage, defense and litigation. Besides its own members, Insuralex is proud to be associated with the ARC Group, a Canadian group of lawyers with members in most Canadian provinces who have similar expertise and purposes.