Insurance Recovery Practice
Representation of defendant chemical manufacturer in declaratory judgment action brought by its insurer seeking reimbursement of defense and indemnity payments on bodily injury claims allegedly arising from asbestos exposure and on claims for investigation and remediation of various industrial sites.
Prosecution of action for declaratory relief against carrier, seeking a declaration that insured is entitled to defense and indemnity on medical monitoring class action and twenty-five state court actions alleging brain cancer from alleged exposure to contaminated groundwater.
Obtained summary judgment affirmed on appeal in contractual dispute between former and current property owners regarding allocation of responsibility for $42 million environmental clean up and insurance rights.
Parking Industry Practice
Defense of national parking company in two-week jury trial where landlord claimed that the parking facility was not returned in the condition required by the lease and demanded $9 million in damages.
Defense of regional parking company on claim for wrongful use of adjoining property.
Defense of national parking company at preliminary injunction hearing and trial on breach of lease claim for failure to maintain parking facility.
Financial Services Practice
Ms. Reimann represents financial institutions in matters brought under Articles 3, 4 and 5 of the Uniform Commercial Code and other statutes and regulations. Some notable successes have involved:
- Representation of bank on defense of claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence and violation of HUD regulations and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ("RESPA") in connection with the servicing of a mortgage loan and escrow account.
- Representation of bank on defense of a UCC Article 3 conversion claim and cross-claim for indemnification on UCC indorsement warranties. The answer to the cross-claim was printed with the client's permission in Bender's Uniform Commercial Code Service--Modern U.C.C. Litigation Forms.
Ms. Reimann successfully defended a foreign airline in a class action brought by U.S. travel agents alleging violation of the Sherman Act and seeking more than $100 million. The trial court's grant of summary judgment was affirmed on appeal.
Ms. Reimann has also served as counsel for two retail pharmacy corporations in multidistrict antitrust actions and for a major telecommunications provider in a jury trial of antitrust, economic tort and complex contractual claims.