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TALG Obtains Ruling that CGL Carrier Does Not Owe A Duty To Defend Due To a Professional Liability Exclusion

              A Houston-based safety engineering firm was sued in a construction site wrongful death suit. It tendered the suit to its CGL insurer, TALG client the Travelers Indemnity Co., who denied a defense based on its policy’s Professional Liability exclusion. Eighteen months later, this insured filed suit against Travelers in Houston Federal Court for breach

Bob Allen Elected to Three-Year Term to the Board of Regents of the American College of Coverage Counsel

At the 2019 Annual Meeting at the Chicago Athletic Association, the Fellows of the American College of Coverage Counsel elected Bob Allen to their Board of Regents. Bob will serve the organization as a Regent through 2022. The American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), established in 2012, is the preeminent association of U.S. and Canadian

Bob Allen Litigates D&O Case of First Impression involving Coverage for Delaware Securities Appraisal Actions.

When Dallas-based Zales Jewerly was purchased by jewelry conglomerate Signet in 2014, litigation against the Zale Board of Directors predictably followed. In addition to the typical fiduciary class action; a large percentage of Zale shareholders, including arbitrageurs, dissented to the merger and brought an action in Delaware Chancery Court to have their shares of Zale

Bob Allen Participates in a NALFA Panel Discussion on Legal Fees & Billing Issues in Insurance Coverage Litigation.

The National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (NALFA) is a non-profit professional association for the field of legal fee analysis.  Its members provide a range of services on attorney fees and legal billing matters. One of its services is providing monthly CLE programs on Attorneys Fees Issues. The January 17, 2019 panel discussion focused on Legal

Bob Allen Named to Faculty at the 5th Annual American College of Coverage Counsel’s Law School Symposium at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C.

At this Symposium, Bob will be participating on a Panel on “’Stowers’ and the Art of Turning the Table on an Insurer with a Policy Limits Settlement Demand.” The American College of Coverage Counsel annually holds a Symposium focusing on cutting-edge insurance coverage issues at different Law Schools around the country. Prior Symposiums have been held

Bob and Paige Allen Team Up for a Successful Resolution of a Multi-Million Dollar Commercial Hail Property Damage Claim without Litigation.

An April 2016 hail storm near downtown Plano, Texas left a trail of damages to all buildings, houses and structures in its path. Included in the destruction were 13 buildings owned by a TALG client. The claim raised multiple issues. In the property insurance policy, there was an unexplained bundle of 4 buildings on one

Six Year Effort to Avoid Judgment Ends with 11 Months of Incarceration and Deportation

In 2011, while at Meckler Bulger & Tilson, Bob Allen received a call that would lead to most unusual case he has ever handled. His Zurich lawyer-friend described the situation where his client, Florida businessman Peter Denton, recently won a 2 million swiss franc (roughly $2 million USD) arbitration award against his former business associate

The Allen Law Group Obtains a Defense for a Property Manager from a Premise Owner’s Liability Insurer

September 27, 2017 On September 27, 2017, Houston federal judge Alfred Bennett granted summary judgment to TALG client Alliance Communities, Ltd. (“Alliance”) that the insurer of the owner of an apartment complex managed by Alliance owed Alliance a duty to defend in connection with a severe bodily injury case on file in Houston state court.

PRO BONO: Bob Allen Convinces Health Insurer to Retract a Coverage Termination for a Prematurely Born Baby

Upon learning of the plight of parents faced with their health insurance being canceled for their prematurely born baby because her birth certificate was not sent into the company within 60 days of her birth, Bob Allen took on their representation on a pro bono basis. There were hundreds of thousands of dollars in incurred

Bob Allen to Speak at the 2016 University of Texas Insurance Law Institute in Houston

One of the common threads in almost all coverage lawsuits is the potential for the policyholder, and sometimes the insurer, to recover their attorneys fees. Explore the legal, equitable, and evidentiary issues for recovering attorneys fees in insurance litigation.