Calistoga Ranch Owner, LLC v. AIG Specialty Insurance Company, et al., Napa County Superior Court, Case No. 21CV001530

$40,000,000 Combined Settlement Case Issue:       Insurance bad faith, denial of property insurance benefits Result:             8-figure settlement Our client was a Homeowners Association whose members included time share owners of a resort property in Napa County, California.  The resort burned to the ground as a result of a wildfire.  The client sought

Landmark Decision Strikes Down Insurers’ Occurrence Limit of Liability Endorsements

Commercial property insurers have routinely sought to limit their exposure for damage to particular buildings or properties by attaching so-called Occurrence Limit of Liability Endorsements (“OLL Endorsements”) to their policies.  These endorsements purport to limit each carrier’s exposure to the specific values assigned to each building or property.  They are almost always

Three Outstanding 7 & 8-Figure Settlements in Three Days

Pillsbury & Coleman partner, Ryan Opgenorth, successfully resolved three claims against three separate insurance companies arising out of damages to a resort caused by a recent California wildfire.  Over the course of three days, Ryan and his team were able to secure two 7-figure settlements and one 8-figure settlement on behalf of


The Maui fires have had a devastating impact on local businesses, resorts, condominiums, apartment buildings, and time-share properties.  Fire insurance, property insurance, and business interruption insurance is designed to provide coverage for the substantial losses suffered in connection with the Maui fires.  However, securing payment from insurance companies for these losses is

Pillsbury & Coleman Achieves Groundbreaking Win for California’s Disability Insurance Policyholders

In a significant published opinion, the California Court of Appeal issued a favorable ruling for our client, who is represented by partner Terry Coleman. This ruling signifies a major victory for disability insurance policyholders throughout California. The appellate decision carries significant implications for policyholders, affording them greater protection and overturning prior court

Trial Attorney Terry Coleman Honored with SFTLA’s 2023 Civil Justice Award for Exposing NFL’s Mistreatment of Disabled Players

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (May 18, 2023)— Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP is thrilled to announce partner Terrence “Terry” Coleman received the prestigious 2023 Civil Justice Award from the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA) for his groundbreaking work on behalf of disabled NFL athletes. At the recent annual gala, Mr. Coleman accepted the

Pillsbury & Coleman is Awarded Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement

Pillsbury & Coleman was recently awarded the Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice by the American Antitrust Institute for its work in UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health, et al., San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-14-538451. Richard Grossman of Pillsbury & Coleman served as lead counsel for

P&C Case Highlighted in Law 360 Publication

Ex-NFL Player Owed Disability Benefits By Abby Wargo Law360 (June 2, 2022, 3:44 PM EDT) — A California federal judge found that the National Football League’s retirement board abused its discretion by denying a former San Diego Chargers player benefits for a spinal injury that permanently disabled him. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline