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Representative cases

 

Loss of American Airlines Flight 577. In this tragic case the ill fated Air Bus, not only were passenger lives lost, but lives were lost and homes  destroyed on the ground as well . Working swiftly through the issues of causation and apportionment, a full settlement was obtained from American Airlines.

Hotel Catastrophe An ill conceived candle-lit 'good luck' shrine set a hotel  ablaze in Rhode Island. By the time the fire departments left and the mold set in the insurer had was left with a seven figure payout. Without a year after referral to Creedon & Gill the matter resolved in mediation above the recovery target.

Maritime Disaster The decedent truck driver and his truck, along with his cargo of our clients expensive equipment, were lost off the back of a ferry to  the bottom of the Long Island Sound.

Warehouse Blaze. Damages from a fire to the manufacturer’s warehouse totalled seven million dollars. Establishing the cause and origin of the fire, and litigating the sufficiency of the sprinkler system were issues central to the prosecution of this case.

 Challenging the legality of a large radiological entity in down-state New York our office maintain a lead role in this litigation, with responsibility for  presenting the issues of medical standards and patient safety.


Scalding Water. The infant plaintiff was badly burned by scalding water in his mothers apartment. The utility company attempted to obtain contribution from our client, the child’s mother. The case was successfully resolved with a summary judgment motion that kept responsibility where it belonged

The People of the State of New York v Alexander Brown, 83 N.Y.2d 791, 632 N.E.2d 1279, (New York Court of Appeals 1992) Handling a prosecution concerning a nightmarish crime spree that culminated in the  line of duty death of a New York City Police Officer, the defendant was convicted of and the conviction sustained.

Travelers Indem. Co. v. LLJV Development Corp. 227 A.D.2d 151, 643 N.Y.S.2d 520 N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept.,1996.  Managing the insurer’s declaratory judgment action in this land mark case, where a worker was gravely injured by a propane-tank explosion, the  Appellate Division set out the rules controlling coverage of additional  insureds in construction accidents.

Thruway Calamity. Two State Troopers were  killed in a horrific crash of their patrol car while they themselves were intoxicated by alcohol or cocaine. The case against the client trucking company was resolved successfully with a summary judgment motion that established that the Troopers own criminal acts  constituted superceding and unforeseeable acts  rupturing the chain of causation.

Washington Slept here. A million dollar recovery was obtained on the eve of trial in this subrogation case where a fire erupted in a historic home hours after a contractor had left a renovation job. Cause and origin engineers were able to establish that a fire sparked by the improper use of a heat gun had smoldered for hours before bursting forth to destroy the home.

Westchester Medical Center vs. Travelers 309 A.D.2d 927, 765 N.Y.S.2d 901, (App. Div. 2nd Dept 2003). In this notable and successful defense of a an arbitration decision, the Appellate Division ruled that there was no coverage for a  husband who intentionally drove his wife over an embankment  in an attempt to kill her.

JRWB v Travelers AAA 179912664002, Aff. Index 108679, S.Ct, NY Cty, . Bransten, J.  Creedon & Gill founding partner Peter Creedon lead the industry wide combined arbitration against this radiological giant, established its  illegality and put a stop to seventeen million dollars in billing that had been unlawfully submitted to insurers.