Tort Casualty

Tort Liability

MVP’s tort liability defense group includes a staff of experienced attorneys and paralegals who aggressively work to resolve claims and coverage concerns in such areas as bad faith claims, excess and surplus lines claims, general negligence claims, property and casualty insurance claims, reinsurance matters and other insurance disputes.

Professional Liability

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips defends professionals faced with malpractice or malfeasance claims. The firm has successfully defended investment advisors, and broker clients in the securities industry against claims brought by investors, engineers, architects, attorneys and accountants.

Directors and Officers Liability

MVP attorneys advises corporate, individual and government clients concerning the fiduciary duties of directors and officers of corporations and others who have fiduciary responsibilities. MVP’s clients include people involved in banking, financial services, a broad spectrum of for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. MVP concurs with the old truism that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and encourages clients to seek counsel before problems arise.

MVP has advised many clients and handled many lawsuits involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty of directors, officers and employees. MVP served as one of the principal law firms in the midwest representing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in litigation against directors, officers, and other professionals of banks and other financial institutions. In this role, MVP has obtained multimillion dollar jury verdicts, judgments and settlements. At other times, MVP has represented defendants in actions against directors and officers, producing favorable outcomes for their clients.

Trucking and Transportation

Our attorneys are experienced in transportation and trucking claims including trucking, delivery, courier, and other entities.

We assist trucking companies of all sizes, from local delivery companies to national trucking corporations, in a wide variety of legal issues faced in today's heavily regulated and litigious climate. Our experience includes driver and equipment compliance, labor and employment issues, carriage contracts, leases, property damage, and personal injury litigation.

Our attorneys have a proven track record of representing its transportation clients in claims involving the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA), grade cross collision, trespasser actions, and other third party injury claims. We consult with and defend transportation companies against hundreds of FELA actions, including multiple amputations and death actions. Our defense of railroad grade crossing collisions includes cases involving multiple fatalities and traumatic brain injuries. We remain at the forefront of litigation defense through research and resources in transportation law.

Product Liability

MVP attorneys represents manufacturers, distributors and retailers in a wide variety of product liability cases. Firm attorneys have successfully defended clients in cases involving agricultural products, including machinery and chemicals; asbestos; automotive and transportation, including automobiles, trucks and other vehicles and products; Benzene; construction products, such as commercial, industrial and residential; consumer products; electrical products; firearms, including both personal and law enforcement; heating and cooling equipment; industrial and agricultural equipment; medical devices and pharmaceutical products; power plants, including nuclear; propane and natural gas; tires; waste management; and many other products.

Bad Faith

Construction Defect

Our attorneys represents owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other construction professionals in counseling, litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

We represent owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other construction professionals in a wide variety of litigation, ranging from cases involving nuclear power plants to claims by homeowners. Our cases include design and construction defects, contract and subcontract issues, mechanic's and other liens, bond claims, insurance claims and many other issues.

Coverage Opinions

MVP’s insurance defense group includes a staff of experienced attorneys and paralegals who aggressively work to resolve claims and coverage concerns in such areas as bad faith claims, excess and surplus lines claims, general negligence claims, property and casualty insurance claims, reinsurance matters and other insurance disputes.

We handle all forms of tort litigation for insurers and self-insured corporate clients including automobile, comprehensive general liability, professional responsibility in errors and omissions, officers’ and directors’ liability, municipal liability, product liability, toxic tort and environmental claims. Our attorneys are experienced in transportation and trucking claims and have also tried numerous construction cases. The firm also handles repetitive stress injury claims, securities litigation, life, health, accident, fire, and home owners’ claims.

Our occupational accident teams perform policy analysis, claim investigation and defend policy actions and bad faith claims that arise in State and Federal Court jurisdictions throughout the United States.

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