PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation: Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith


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Lawyers in Hand Arendallís Insurance Coverage Practice Team provide a broad range of services to businesses and insurers on insurance coverage matters. Our goal is to secure efficient and effective resolutions of insurance coverage questions. Pre-suit, our lawyers supply guidance on clientsí rights and responsibilities through advice and formal opinion letters. If litigation or arbitration is necessary, we have extensive experience in prosecuting declaratory judgment actions and pursing interventions in underlying suits on issues such as intentional/criminal acts or punitive damage exclusions. Our firm has litigated many large commercial property loss claims. We regularly handle ensuing suits over agentís and brokerís conduct, claims handling conduct, and bad faith failure to settle. Hand Arendall defends numerous companies accused of breaching their insurance contracts and bad faith failure to pay or to properly investigate claims. This work covers the entire spectrum of policies and coverages ranging from commercial general liability to environmental to business interruption to life and disability. Our Practice Team has experience in mass natural disaster casualty claims, including policy and claim file review and advice, case handling plan development, witness interview and preparation, and deposition representation. We have regularly handled appeals of coverage cases across the insurance spectrum in state and federal courts, including cases on occurrences/intentional acts, completed operations, work-product exclusions, forcible entry conditions, ripeness of bad faith claims, additional insured demands, contracts to procure insurance, constitutionality of punitive damages, and many other issues.

Our practice team has handled matters under the following product lines:


  • Commercial policies, including commercial general liability, property, and auto
  • Commercial Inland Marine
  • Business owners
  • Executive protection (Directors and Officers and entity coverage)
  • Professional Liability (Errors and omissions and professional malpractice)
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Fiduciary liability (including ERISA fiduciary)
  • Crime and dishonesty bonds
  • Trucking lines
  • Garagekeepers
  • Personal lines, including auto, homeowners, and umbrella
  • Boiler and machinery
  • Excess and umbrella insurance
  • Surplus lines


For more information regarding the Insurance Coverage Practice Team, please contact Practice Team Leader Mark Hart or any of the other lawyers on the Practice Team.



Firm News


Friday, Feb 7th, 2020
Three Lawyers Named Members of the Firm


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce J. Cole Davis, Christine Harding Hart, and Edward T. Rowe have been promoted to Member with the firm.

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Tuesday, Jan 14th, 2020
Congratulations Chris Williams


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce member Chris Williams has been honored as one of Mobile Bay Magazineís 40 Under Forty.

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Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2019
Congratulations Roger Bates


On December 10, 2019, Roger Bates was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

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Thursday, Oct 3rd, 2019
New Overtime Exemption Thresholds


The new Alabama Department of Labor regulations go into effect January 1, 2020.

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Friday, Sep 27th, 2019
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Mourns the Loss of Jack Edwards


It is with great sadness the firm announces the death of our dear friend, firm member, and former Congressman Jack Edwards on Friday, September 27, 2019. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.

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