The Texas Court of Appeals has reaffirmed established Texas law, holding that the entry of an appraisal award in favor of the policyholder does not, by itself, establish that the insurer is obligated to pay the award or that the policyholder is entitled to judgment in the amount of the award. Security National Ins. Co.
John Malloy concentrates his practice on counseling and representing insurers in complex first- and third-party coverage matters nationwide. He has represented numerous insurers in litigation over property damage and business interruption claims arising from Hurricane Katrina, and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. John previously represented a consortium of insurers in an arbitration involving coverage for the multibillion dollar settlement of claims arising from the sale and distribution of a defective building product and is currently national coordinating counsel for a major property insurer with regard to their first-party Chinese drywall exposures. John has also represented insurers in a variety of other coverage matters on a nationwide basis, including claims involving construction-defect liability, toxic tort liability, and environmental liability.
John received his B.A. in biology at Williams College and his J.D. at Brooklyn Law School. Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, John was a partner in a large Chicago-based coverage firm; an associate with a large coverage firm in Washington, D.C.; and a prosecutor. He is also a former commercial marine underwriter.