Juan Saavedra appeared in a WALO radio interview on the topic of Hurricane Maria victims that are seeking compensation and how a new Puerto Rico Supreme Court opinion will affect the future of payments by insurers on the island.
Hear the interview on WALO.com (7/30/21)
Bill Copley was featured in Reuters for his representation of The National Community Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association and several state pharmacist associations arguing that “abusive” PBM practices drove independent pharmacies out of business.
Read the article (7/9/21)
WMC’s attorneys were featured in El Nuevo Día for their role in the Puerto Rico Supreme Court opinion allowing policyholders to cash initial checks and still fight for the remainder owed on their claim.
Read the story (7/7/21)
Law360 has featured WMC for its representation of Horizon Tire Inc.
Horizon has settled all insurance coverage disputes with Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London arising from Horizon’s defense of litigation brought against Horizon by Linglong Americas and affiliates. Under the settlement, Underwriters will pay over 90% of the amounts demanded by Horizon for its defense costs.
Read the article on Claims Journal (4/9/21)
WMC was featured in ‘El Nuevo Dia’ today for their victory in the Puerto Rico Court of Appeals for Hurricane Maria policyholders.
The Court of Appeals has determined that Hurricane Maria policyholders can demand immediate payment for any damages that an insurer has admitted from initial adjustment, even though they still have other disputed claims.
Read the Story (ESP) | (Read the Story (ENG) (2/19/21)
WMC was featured in ‘Periodico La Perla’ in the article,“Hurricane Maria policyholders can now demand immediate payments from insurers.”
WMC founding partner Augie Matteis praised the team for their hard work and former attorney Carlos Del Valle, who passed away in 2020, for his contribution to the winning arguments.
Read the Story (ESP) | Read the Story (ENG)(2/17/21)
WMC won a landmark victory for Hurricane Maria policyholders by securing a unanimous decision by a 5-judge panel on Puerto Rico’s Court of Appeals.
The panel held that when an insurer provides an adjustment of damages to a policyholder, the amount stated in the adjustment is a liquid debt that must be paid immediately. The panel further held that the policyholder also is free to seek additional damages from the insurer.
Read the Release (2/16/21)
WMC and DeLaney & DeLaney LLC were featured in Legal Reader for settling a $27 Million nationwide class action lawsuit for policyholders against Conseco Life Insurance Company over alleged life insurance policy overcharges.
Read the article (1/27/21)
In an Interview with WJTV News 12, Former Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood talks about joining WMC and the firm’s commitment to the Gulf South region especially following the tornadoes in Nashville and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the Video (3/20/20)
WMC releases “PUERTO RICO MUNICIPALITIES, AGENCIES HEADED FOR CRISIS – If leaders don’t fight for insurance, FEMA will not pay the difference.”
WMC Submits Amicus Brief Concerning Unconstitutional Appointment of Acting Attorney General. The brief asks the court to conclude that “Matthew Whitaker’s purported appointment as acting Attorney General is unconstitutional, or, at minimum, poses grave constitutional issues." (1/19/19)
Read the Brief
Press Release: TOP WASHINGTON LAW FIRM OPENS JACKSON OFFICE
The new Jackson office will be the firm’s second satellite office. WMC opened an office in Philadelphia in 2016. (3/26/18)
Weisbrod Matteis & Copley Heads to Mississippi
WMC is setting up shop in the Gulf Coast as it looks to continue insurance recovery work on behalf of property owners who suffer losses in hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Read the article on law.com (subscription may be required)
Stephen Weisbrod participated as a panelist at the New York City Bar Association webinar on "Insurers’ and Insureds’ Perspectives on Current Issues in D&O Liability & Insurance 2021,"
Stephen Weisbrod was a panelist at the New York City Bar Association webinar on "Insurers’ and Insureds’ Perspectives on Current Issues in D&O Liability & Insurance 2021," which will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021. Counsel for defendants, plaintiffs, insurers and policyholders will offer their perspectives on exposures facing corporations and their directors, officers, and insurers. Steve will focus on coverage issues relating to lawsuits and government investigations involving SPACs, private equity firms, hedge funds, and financial institutions.
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