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Defending bad faith and unfair practice claims require the detailed knowledge of insurance law and depth of insurance litigation experience you will find at Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C.

Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. represents insurers in connection with bad faith and unfair claim practice matters arising out of all types of insurance lines. Our experience includes commercial general liability, property, professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, umbrella and excess policies and fidelity and surety bonds. These types of claims are often asserted as a litigation tactic and must be defended with skill, care and vigor. Our lawyers handle the full range of bad faith claims our clients encounter, including:

  • statutory violations
  • failure to respond reasonably and promptly to demands for coverage
  • refusal to defend or pay claims without reasonable investigation or basis
  • failure to affirm or deny coverage within a reasonable time
  • failure to effectuate prompt, fair and equitable settlements when liability has become reasonably clear

With a lengthy history resolving insurance litigation and claims issues, our attorneys are well-suited to quickly and precisely identify issues in these cases, analyze the options and negotiate desired results on behalf of our clients. Not only are we well-versed in the applicable law, but our extensive experience makes us proficient in dealing with the lawyers and the experts often found in these cases. This allows us to achieve prompt and favorable resolution of these matters for our clients.

Clients rely on Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. because of our proven track record handling bad faith claims. We guide our clients through every stage of the process, from responding to statutory demand letters to alternative dispute resolution, discovery, motion practice and vindication at trial and on appeal. We work closely with our clients to formulate a strategy which meets their particular needs and goals.

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Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. is now Clyde & Co, a global law firm with 60+ offices worldwide, and 15 offices across the US.

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