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Seth V. Jackson

Senior Associate
Boston
950 Winter Street
Suite 1300
Waltham MA 02451
TEL: (781) 466-0726
FAX: (781) 466-0701
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Seth is a senior associate in the firm’s Waltham 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.  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

Hurricane Ike Business Interruption - Represented an insurer in litigation in federal court in Galveston, Texas in which its policyholder (a steel mill) claimed it suffered approximately $116 million in business interruption losses as a result of property damage from Hurricane Ike and sought $150 million in extra-contractual damages for alleged bad faith conduct. The case settled in January 2012 after 5 days of trial.  

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. et al. v. The Overlook LLC et al. - Represent 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

In re September 11 Property Damage and Business Loss Litigation, United States District Court, Southern District of New York - $2 billion subrogation action from 9/11 terrorist attack

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

Port Authority & WTC Properties v. Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. et al. - Declaratory judgment action on insurance coverage issues arising out of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 

Kleenit, Inc. v. Royal Insurance Co., et al. - Insurance coverage action relating to environmental contamination at dry cleaning facilities

Articles & Presentations

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

"Panel Debates Problems with Reinsurance Arbitrations," MeRBA Cover Notes, Winter 2009 issue, co-author 

Professional Affiliations

Noteworthy

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

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