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Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

Chambers USA 2017 - Ranked Firm

A.M. Best's client recommended insurance attorneys over 10 years

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 New Jersey Admiralty and Maritime Law

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 New Jersey Insurance Law

A.M. Best's client recommended insurance attorneys 2018

Insights

With offices in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin, Kennedys CMK clients benefit from our local expertise and a broad global network across North and South America, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

We have particular experience advising clients in the insurance, reinsurance, construction and healthcare sectors. We act for global and domestic insurers and multinational corporations, specializing in insurance defense and coverage work. We also handle commercial litigation, real estate and employment.

We regularly practice throughout the US in state and federal courts, and at the trial and appellate levels.

Articles

10 April 2018
Every 10 years, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) revises its fleet of documents which are used for most commercial construction projects in the United States. The changes reflect current trends and are the result of extensive input from liaison groups in the design and construction industry.
09 March 2018
New Jersey Courts Struggle to Reach A Uniform Interpretation of The Phrase “Caused, In Whole or In Part, By” In Additional Insured Endorsements
09 March 2018
Until relatively recently, New York was one of the few states remaining that enforced liability insurance policy provisions requiring insureds to promptly notify the insurer of a potentially covered occurrence, claim or suit, without requiring a showing that the delay prejudiced the insurer.

Case reviews

2 April 2018
In the context of environmental property damage claims, proper allocation among insurers on the risk during the period of time such property damage is alleged to have taken place – which can span decades - is often a hotly contested topic. Significant in any such debate is the question of whether an insured must participate in the allocation as well. In KeySpan Gas East Corp. v. Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. et al., the New York Court of Appeals answered “yes”, finding, as a matter of first impression, that under “pro rata time-on-the-risk” allocation, policyholders bear the risk for years during which they did not have liability coverage, even if coverage for environmental liabilities was unavailable.

Events

3 May 2018
Our panel of arbitration experts from the London, US and Bermuda offices of Kennedys will take a critical look at the international insurance arbitration process, including Bermuda Form disputes, identifying some of the perceived limitations and discussing potential modifications to the process.
24 April 2018
We are delighted to be holding our latest environmental seminar covering both national and international topics.
 

*People marked with * are not admitted to practice in the State of Florida or any jurisdiction in the United States.