West Palm Beach insurance lawyer Gary Roberts, a West Palm Beach insurance attorney reports Duke lawsuit. Duke University sues over Duke Lacrosse team case.
November 26, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL. (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Assertive South Florida insurance attorney, Gary Roberts, with the law office of Gary Roberts & Associates, reports Duke filed papers in federal court last Monday, November 24, 2008. Duke is seeking financial relief from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (affiliate of insurance giant AIG). The case stems from gang-rape allegations that an escort service dancer lodged against three players after a lacrosse team party in June 2006. Before all the facts were gathered and any criminal charges were filed, Duke University officials suspended the Lacrosse team’s 2006 season. The criminal case was found to be unsubstantiated in April 2007 and all charges were dismissed against the three male university students/lacrosse players. In June 2007, Duke entered a settlement agreement with the three university students/lacrosse players who were accused and then exonerated. Neither side has disclosed the terms of the settlement agreement.
Strong insurance attorney, Roberts, experienced with insurance litigation and breach of contract lawsuits says Duke University claims National Union breached its contractual duty to pay legal defense costs and failed to compensate Duke in claims and lawsuits brought against the school.
A breach of contract usually occurs by one or more of the parties in one of the following ways:
* Failing to perform as promised.
* Making it impossible for the other party to perform.
* Making it known there is an intention not to perform.
Determined West Palm Beach insurance litigation attorney, Roberts, asserts contractual law is a highly complex legal issue. All American consumers and businesses are exposed to a contract every time they elect to have insurance. The insurance industry is an intricate organization with many confusing policies and contracts. The expertise of an attorney, knowledgeable with insurance company standards, guidelines and contracts, can help Americans recover compensation for their injuries and damages.
Media Contact: West Palm Beach insurance attorney, Gary Roberts an insurance litigation lawyer (561)686-1800 [email protected]
Heather L. Ryan breach of contract informer for JusticeNewsFlash.com–JNF is a web site visibility medium for lawyers, reporters, and other business professionals to communicate with consumers in their communities. Topics include ground breaking news on insurance breach of contract lawsuits, business litigation, defective products cases, government health and law legal actions, and wrongful death claims.
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.