Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. v. Allstate Ins. Co. — 283 A.D.2d 322, 724 N.Y.S.2d 853 (2001), leave to appeal granted, 97 N.Y.2d 603, 760 N.E.2d 1288, 735 N.Y.S.2d 492 (2001), aff’d, 98 N.Y.2d 208, 774 N.E.2d 687, 746 N.Y.S.2d 622 (2002). A unanimous jury verdict was received in New York Supreme Court in an environmental contamination insurance coverage case. The jury verdict was affirmed on appeal by New York's highest court.
Aerojet-General Corp. v. Transport Indemnity Insurance Co. — 50 Cal.App.4th 354, 53 Cal.Rptr.2d 398 (1996); aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 17 Cal. 4th 38, 70 Cal. Rptr. 2d 118, 948 P.2d 909 (1997). One of the largest environmental contamination lawsuits filed in California. The case involved insurance coverage for environmental contamination. Dozens of insurers were involved in the case, with the claims spanning decades.
Shell Oil Company v. Winterthur Swiss Insurance Company — 12 Cal.App.4th 715, 15 Cal.Rptr.2d 815 (1993), as modified, February 22, 1993, 1993 Cal. App. LEXIS 156. This was the largest environmental insurance coverage case ever tried in the United States. The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict for the insurers.
Fibreboard Corporation v. Puritan Insurance Co. — No. A054898, Cal. Ct. App. (unpublished), publication denied, No. S030092, Cal. Supreme Ct., March 31, 1993, 1993 Cal. LEXIS 1946. The case involved failure to disclose material information on the part of a major corporation. The insurer denied coverage. The case was tried to a jury in San Francisco. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the insurer.
Trone v. Smith — 553 F.2d 1207 (9th Cir. 1977); later decision, 621 F.2d 994 (9th Cir. 1980). The case arose out of the collapse of U.S. National Bank, the largest bank failure up to that point in time. It also involved Westgate California Corporation, headed by the late C. Arnholdt Smith. The case was a securities fraud suit which involved private investors, as well as departments of the U.S. government.