Suzanne defends the London Market and other insurers in coverage disputes involving All Risk, War Risk, E&O and D&O policies. Suzanne also provides continued assistance and counseling in the area of California claim handling practices and has provided seminars to insurers regarding California’s Fair Claims Settlement Practices Act.
Suzanne also defends aviation and other manufacturers in toxic tort litigation cases involving personal injury from exposure to asbestos, benzene, beryllium and lead. Suzanne defends various aviation assureds in complex litigation matters ranging from major aircraft disasters to private aircraft crashes resulting in death and injury. Other representative matters include the defense of a satellite manufacturer involving damage to nine telecommunication satellites; the defense of a solid rocket manufacturer arising from the explosion of a rocket fuel plant resulting in personal injury and 16,000 homeowner and 200 commercial property damage claims; the defense of component part manufacturers and service providers in aircraft crash cases involving skydiving, crop dusting, combat and experimental test flight operations and other aviation mishaps pending all over the United States, Canada and South America.
Suzanne also defends non-aviation assureds in the area of products liability and construction/premises liability and provides product integrity advice and seminars regarding litigation avoidance. Suzanne is proficient in Spanish.