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Life Insurance & Financial Services

McDowell Hetherington’s experience in life insurance and financial services litigation is unparalleled. Our superior knowledge of the products and industry gives us a qualitative advantage over our competitors and opposing counsel in both litigation and pre-litigation disputes. Our life insurance and financial services practice group has represented national insurers and product issuers in individual and class actions in state and federal courts around the country through trial and appeal. MH attorneys have significant experience defending clients in matters initiated by investors, policy owners, beneficiaries, and premium finance lenders, among others.

We have successfully served as national and regional counsel in numerous class actions and high-stakes lawsuits, including cases involving:

  • Agent malfeasance
  • Cost of insurance and other non-guaranteed elements
  • Lapse and reinstatement litigation
  • Tax deferral plans
  • Pension rescue plans
  • Declaratory judgments
  • Fraudulent and contestable benefit claims
  • Reserve crediting
  • Policy rescission
  • Sales practice violations
  • Suitability
  • Annuity administration
  • State insurance and consumer protection laws, including bad faith, prompt pay, and deceptive or unfair practices acts
  • Regulatory issues

MH works closely with its clients to develop strategies and budgets tailored to the complexity of each case. As a result of our experience in this area, MH attorneys can identify early opportunities to resolve insurance and annuity disputes, often providing its clients with substantial cost savings.

Life Insurance & Financial Services

MH Wins Summary Judgment for Insurers

10.19.23

October 19, 2023

MH Prevails in Delaware Supreme Court

01.23.23

January 23, 2023

MH Prevails in California AD&D Case

09.14.21

September 14, 2021

MH Prevails in Broker/Dealer Case

09.03.16

September 3, 2016

MH Wins ERISA Preemption Motion

02.25.14

February 25, 2014

Life Insurance & Financial Services

MH Wins Summary Judgment for Insurers

10.19.23

October 19, 2023

MH Prevails in Delaware Supreme Court

01.23.23

January 23, 2023

MH Prevails in California AD&D Case

09.14.21

September 14, 2021

MH Prevails in Broker/Dealer Case

09.03.16

September 3, 2016

MH Lawyers Named Rising Stars 2016

03.21.16

March 21, 2016

MH Wins ERISA Preemption Motion

02.25.14

February 25, 2014

5 Tips To Avoid Bad Faith

02.07.13

February 7, 2013