Seth Jackson
Partner
Boston
600 Worcester Road
Suite 101
Framingham MA 01702
TEL: (781) 466-0726
FAX: (781) 466-0701
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Seth V. Jackson

Seth is a partner in the firm’s Framingham office where he represents clients in all aspects of litigation in federal and state courts.  His practice focuses on first-party and third-party insurance coverage litigation and reinsurance matters as well as subrogation litigation.  Seth has worked on numerous complex litigation cases, including several 9/11-related coverage matters.  He was a member of the team representing a large property insurer in the multi-billion dollar coverage and subrogation litigation related to the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Representative Matters

First-Party Insurance Coverage

Represented insurer in a reference (Massachusetts’ version of appraisal) relating to a dispute over the alleged business income loss sustained by a Boston personal injury law firm. Obtained a favorable panel award after almost five full days of live testimony (Dane Shulman Assoc. LLC v. Peerless Indemnity Ins. Co.).

Represented insurer in a large dollar insurance coverage action arising from Hurricane Katrina-related property damage at retirement homes in Louisiana (Maison Orleans I, LLC, et al. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.).

Represented insurer in declaratory judgment action on insurance coverage issues arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center (Port Authority & WTC Properties v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co., et al.).

Third-Party Insurance Coverage

Represented an insurer on a national basis with respect to first- and third-party insurance coverage and claim defense issues relating to alleged damage caused by the presence of defective drywall; won favorable rulings on two summary judgment rulings (Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. et al. v. The Overlook LLC et al).

Represented insurer in third-party insurance lawsuit relating to environmental contamination at dry cleaning facilities (Kleenit, Inc. v. Royal Insurance Co., et al.).

Subrogation

Represented insurers in $2 billion subrogation action against airlines relating to 9/11 terrorist attack (In re September 11 Property Damage and Business Loss Litigation).

Business Litigation

Represented world-wide fire truck manufacturer in a breach of contract dispute relating to the sale of a fire truck to a Massachusetts municipality; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial (Town of Lexington v. Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. et al.).

Co-counsel in contingent recovery case for a number of plaintiffs who lost investments with Bernie Madoff (Askenazy et al. v. Tremont Group Holdings et al.).

Articles & Presentations

"Weathering Winter Storm Juno With Roof Collapse Coverage," Insurance Law360, January 29, 2015, author

"Oil Spill Derailments Pose Challenge For Insurers," Insurance Law360, March 6, 2014, author

"Far-Ranging Consequences Of Superstorm Sandy Legislation," Insurance Law360, July 2, 2013, author

"A Super Guide to Superstorm Sandy: Key Adjustment, Coverage and Factual Issues," Zelle Webinar, April 19, 2013, co-presenter

"Hurricane Sandy's Civil Authority Issues Bear Watching by Reinsurers," MReBA Cover Notes, Spring 2013 issue, author

"Brace Yourselves For More Sandy-Related Litigation," Insurance Law360,  January 8, 2013, co-author

Loss Executives Association Complex Commercial Claim Workshop, presented a mock trial to senior insurance claim executives in London regarding complex commercial insurance claims, November 13, 2012

"Ensuring Service Interruption Coverage," Insurance Law360, September 18, 2012, author

"The Influence Of Settlements On Contribution Claims," Insurance Law360, March 16, 2012, author

"Tackling Pollution Exclusions To Chinese Drywall Claims," Insurance Law360, November 9, 2011, author

Subrogation Arising From The 9/11 Terrorist Attack: Million Dollar Lessons From A Billion Dollar Case, 8th Annual National Property Subrogation Strategies ExecuSummit, April 19-20, 2011, co-presenter

"Panel Debates Contractual, Practical and Legal Considerations of Consolidation," MReBA Cover Notes, Winter 2010 issue, author

"Avoiding the MDL for Insurance Coverage Disputes," Insurance Law360, July 6, 2010, co-author

"Case Note: State of Connecticut v. Amer. Electric Power Co., 582 F.3d 309 (2d Cir. 2009) Green Light for Global Warming Suits Against Power Plants Could Have a Big Impact," MReBA Cover Notes, Summer 2010 issue, author

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

Seth was named a Massachusetts "Rising Star" for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation) by Super Lawyers magazine.