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No-Cause Verdict in $100 Million Coverage Case Affirmed

A Hodgson Russ team won a no-cause jury verdict for one of the world's largest insurance companies in a $100-million coverage case. The victory came in what was New Jersey’s first coverage trial in a decade. One of the largest roofing manufacturers in the country had filed suits against dozens of insurers seeking coverage for sums paid to settle customers’ claims for defective shingles. All but one insurer settled or was dismissed; the remaining insurer wanted our team to take its case to the jury. After a seven-week trial, the jury returned a no-cause verdict, saving our client more than $100 million. An appellate court later affirmed the jury verdict and judgment.