Defense Secured for Non-Profit Norcal Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Pillsbury & Coleman partner Ryan Opgenorth and his team successfully compelled insurance carrier Great American to defend its non-profit insured Norcal Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in an action pending in Sacramento County Superior Court.  The defense was owed under a Directors & Officers Liability Policy that required claims

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