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Lindsey Davis
Partner
Minneapolis
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 4000
Minneapolis MN 55415
TEL: (612) 359-4237
FAX: (612) 336-9100
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Lindsey Davis

Lindsey’s practice is focused on complex insurance and reinsurance disputes, representing insurers in a wide range of coverage matters. She has handled first-party property coverage disputes in a variety of contexts and has dealt extensively with issues relating to policy interpretation, the application of various coverage exclusions and policy endorsements, and bad faith. In addition to her experience with insurance coverage and reinsurance issues, Lindsey has extensive experience defending financial services firms in challenging, high stakes lawsuits involving multi-million dollar claims of negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of state and federal statutes. She currently represents Freddie Mac and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver for 38 Closed Banks in the LIBOR antitrust litigation. Lindsey uses her knowledge and experience to teach legal writing to first year law students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Representative Matters

Insurance Coverage

Represented property insurer in time element measurement dispute (Sonstegard Foods Co. v. Wellington Underwriting, Inc., 2007 WL 2908129 (D. Minn. 2007)).

Represented insurer in a coverage dispute which confirmed that an insured cannot create insurance coverage through waiver or estoppel except in very limited circumstances (Minnesota Commercial Railway v. General Star Indemnity Co., 408 F.2d 1061 (8th Cir. 2005)).

Represented property insurer in successful defense of $10 million claim for coverage under an excess property policy.

Reinsurance

Represented leading participant in reinsurance dispute regarding settlement of multi-billion dollar claims arising out of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Financial Services

Represented a prominent U.S. bank in series of lawsuits concerning securities lending and 2007-08 financial crisis.

Antitrust

Counsel to Minnesota and Iowa businesses and consumers in the only two indirect purchaser antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft Corporation that went to trial. The Minnesota lawsuit settled after seven weeks of trial for $182 million.  The Iowa lawsuit settled after three months of trial for $180 million.  On behalf of the Plaintiff classes, responsible for supervising the administration of these two settlements.

Articles & Presentations

"Estimating the Value of the Appraisal Process in Property Claims," Western Loss Association – Delavan, WI, September 22-23, 2016, co-presenter

"The Keys to Effective Claims Negotiations," PLRB – San Antonio, Texas April 19-20, 2016, presenter

“Appraisal in Colorado Property Insurance Claims,” American Family – Eden Prairie, Minnesota, April 7, 2016, presenter

“Avoiding Bad Faith Allegations in Property Claims,” Northwest Loss Association – Bloomington, Minnesota, March 16, 2016, presenter

“Avoiding Bad Faith Allegations in Property Claims,” Western Loss Association – Delavan, WI, September 23-25, 2015, presenter

"Avoiding Bad Faith Allegations in Property Claims," PLRB – Anaheim, CA, March 31-April 1, 2015, presenter

"The Insured’s Duties in the Claims Process,” Catastrophe Specialist, Inc. Adjuster Conference – Dallas, TX, January 28, 2015, presenter

“Employment Law 2.0 - Staying Legal in the Information Age,” Minneapolis, MN, July 22, 2014, co-presenter

"Avoiding Bad Faith Allegations in Property Claims," PLRB – Indianapolis, IN, March 17-18, 2014, presenter

"Why Growth In Nanotechnology Matters To Insurers," Insurance Law360, September 9, 2013, author

"Employers can access social network info, but they better beware," Upsize Magazine, July 1, 2013, co-author

"Insurance Implications of Online Terms and Conditions," Insurance Law360, April 10, 2012, co-author

"Tackling 'Pay-For-Delay' In California Supreme Court," Competition Law360, March 8, 2012, co-author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

From 2009 to 2017, Lindsey was recognized by Super Lawyers as one of its "Rising Stars." In 2011, Lindsey was named an Up and Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

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