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Charlston, Revich & Wollitz LLP prides itself on providing highly skilled and responsive services in the practice of insurance law. We specialize in all areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and claims, particularly asbestos, environmental, mass toxic tort, construction defects, professional liability, director & officer liability, employment and general liability. We provide cost-effective and innovative solutions to problems and issues of our insurance company clients.

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CRW Obtains Court of Appeal Opinion Affirming Judgment in Favor Property Insurer

Howard Wollitz and Lisa Kralik Hansen secured an opinion from the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, filed December 5, 2012, affirming a judgment in favor of Gemini Insurance Company, as property insurer for a landlord, against the insurer for the tenant holding that liability for fire damage to the leased property could […]

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Jury Trial Victory Defeats Claim Linking Autism with Pesticide

The Firm recently won a landmark jury trial involving pesticides and autism. The plaintiff, a 13 year old boy, through his mother as guardian ad litem, claimed “brain damage” from his mother’s alleged inhalation exposure to an organophosphate pesticide (Dursban) while pregnant. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $20 million in damages. Over two years before […]

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Jury Trial Victory In Rescission/Bad Faith Suit

Jeffrey Charlston and Bruce Smyth secured a significant victory for firm clients United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company (“USF&G”) and American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services (“American Specialty”) after a month long jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.   In United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company v. […]

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Trial Victory in Equitable Contribution Claim Among Insurers

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Howard Wollitz Spoke at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Howard Wollitz spoke at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance in San Antonio, April 10-12, as a panelist on the topic Strategies for Developing Extrinsic Evidence in Duty to Defend Cases.

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Howard Wollitz Chaired a Program at the West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar on the Topic “Timing is Everything”

Howard Wollitz chaired a program at the 20th Anniversary of West Coast Casualty’s Construction Defect Seminar, May 15-17, 2013, The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA, on the topic Timing is Everything. The program explored timing issues in construction defect claims including time-on-risk disputes between co-insurers, triggers of coverage for general contractors and subcontractors, statutes of limitations […]

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Arbitration Award for Insurer Against Managing General Agent for Breach of Agency Agreement

Bruce Smyth secured an award for client Great Divide Insurance Company in an arbitration against Monarch Management Corporation, a managing general agent for Great Divide under an agency agreement. Great Divide demanded arbitration because of the omission of an abuse and molestation exclusion in breach of the underwriting guidelines under which Monarch was authorized to […]

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Complex Two-Week Bad Faith Bench Trial

Alan Lazar just completed a two week bench trial defending an unusually complex bad faith action based on denial of coverage in a legal malpractice action. The legal malpractice action arose from the insured law firm’s defense of a rental car company in an underlying action involving multiple deaths and quadriplegics. Thus the recent bad […]

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CRW Celebrated Its 25th Anniversary

CRW recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the date the business commenced on December 16, 1987.

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Mr. Howard Wollitz to speak at the 2014 CLM Insurance Bad Faith & Coverage Conference

Mr. Howard Wollitz, Partner, Charlston, Revich & Wollitz LLP, is speaking on the topic “Bad Faith Litigation: Avoiding the Traps, Pits and Snares.” Top insurance leaders and outside counsel will share their insights on challenges and issues facing our industry. This conference will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York, […]

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