Eckland & Blando represents clients with its extensive experience in insurance coverage disputes across a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance industries both in the United States and internationally. We serve clients in the areas of insurance coverage, in connection with commercial general liability, protection & indemnity insurance, hull and machinery insurance, charterer’s legal liability, general liability, employer’s liability, excess liability, pollution liability, tower’s legal liability, wharfinger’s liability, among other insurance coverages. This includes serving as outside general counsel for insurers. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in connection with defending against allegations of bad faith and with enforcing insurer’s rights in marine insurance policies when insurance applicants violate the doctrine of uberrimae fidei as enshrined in the United States federal general maritime law.
Domestic and International
Our attorneys have represented clients domestically and abroad. We have the skills necessary to successfully represent clients across the country in a wide variety of claim types. Our experience representing insurers across the country gives us unique expertise in more specialized areas of insurance law, including handling alleged violations of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (M.G.L. Ch. 93A), its associated laws that govern fair competition among insurance companies (M.G.L. Ch. 176D), and even claims involving the Asermely Rule practiced exclusively in Rhode Island.
Our attorneys are equipped with the experience to assist you through complex foreign underwriting markets, each with their own unique laws and regulations. Whether hoping to capitalize as a participant in the Bermuda Market or seeking dispute resolution assistance in Lloyd’s Market, our clients operate with the understanding that the experienced attorneys at Eckland & Blando are capable of advising them on complex matters as they navigate through specialist underwriting markets both domestically and internationally.
Our diverse experience with all aspects of the insurance industry enables us to represent clients in litigation and related insurance coverage issues, as well as in regulatory or government issues and in complex, multi-district litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Because our clients’ issues may arise at any time and the immediate gathering of evidence and protection of client and employee interests are paramount in the event of an insurer facing liability, members of our group are always on call. Eckland & Blando maintains a dedicated emergency response line at 617-217-6937, which our insurance coverage team monitors 24/7, 365 days per year.