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Bringing together a wealth of experience, the attorneys and staff of Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell provide a wide range of legal services to insurers, businesses, organizations, and individuals with a commitment to quality, service, and results. Our size gives us the agility to respond quickly to client needs and court requirements. The success of our practice is best measured by our clients’ satisfaction. At Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, we earn our clients’ confidence and develop lasting relationships through our dedication to positive outcomes.
CEO of the Pilot Corporation and Majority Owner of the Cleveland Browns to Address Economic Club
On March 11, 2014, The Economic Club of Indiana will be hosting James Haslam, the CEO of the Pilot Corporation and Majority Owner of the Cleveland Browns. John M. Mead, who currently serves as the Economic Club of Indiana’s Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, and other attorneys from Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell will be in attendance at the event. More information on Mr. Haslam and the March 11, 2014 luncheon may be found HERE.
Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell is a proud supporter of this event as well as other Economic Club of Indiana events throughout the year.
Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, P.C. Secures Summary Judgment for Insurer
On November 21, 2013, Judge Steven R. Nation entered summary judgment for State Farm Fire and Casualty Company in the Hamilton Circuit Court. Jan N. Campbell represented State Farm and argued the summary judgment motion. The lawsuit involved allegations that State Farm negligently investigated and paid policy limits to its named insured based on allegedly forged documents and misrepresentations by other defendants. The court rejected these arguments and found that State Farm’s payment of insurance proceeds was proper.
Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell Welcomes Janis Steck
Janis E. Steck recently joined the law firm of Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell. She practices in all areas of civil litigation, but focuses on insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith litigation, arson and fraud, UM/UIM claims and lawsuits and environmental insurance coverage issues. Ms. Steck is an active member of the Indiana chapter of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII), Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (DTCI), Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana Bar Association. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board to Kappa Alpha Theta at DePauw University.
Jeffrey W. Ferrand Receives NSPII Outstanding Achievement Award
Congratulations to Jeffrey W. Ferrand who received the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII) Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2013 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri. The award is given to a Society member for outstanding achievement in the fight against fraudulent insurance claims. His nomination noted that Mr. Ferrand supplied “over the top leadership in the fight against fraud” by coordinating a top notch program that attracted excellent news coverage in Indiana about arson and fraud resulting in significant new membership for the Indiana Chapter.
Jeffrey R. Oberlies Presents at DTCI Conference
On November 21, 2013, Jeffrey R. Oberlies presented at the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana's 20th Annual Conference and Meeting in Michigan City, Indiana. Mr. Oberlies discussed the Handling and Defending of an Intentional Acts Claim. More information on this conference may be found HERE.
Jeffrey R. Oberlies and Jeffrey W. Ferrand Active at NSPII Advanced Fraud Seminar
Jeffrey R. Oberlies and Jeffrey W. Ferrand recently joined attorneys, investigators, and insurance claims personnel,from across the country at the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators (NSPII) 2013 Advanced Insurance Fraud Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri. While at the seminar, Mr. Oberlies and Mr. Ferrand attended sessions regarding recent developments in fraud prosecution, use of social media in investigating insurance claims, and use of canines in fire investigations. Mr. Oberlies and Mr. Ferrand are active members of NSPII and maintain relationships with NSPII members across the country. More information about NSPII may be found HERE.
Jeffrey W. Ferrand Presents at National Business Institute Seminar
Jeffrey W. Ferrand recently presented at the National Business Institute's Insurance Coverage Litigation 2013 seminar. The seminar was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 14, 2013. Mr. Ferrand presented on the topic of Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Claims. More information on this seminar may be found HERE.
Jeffrey R. Oberlies Presents at Insurance Fraud Seminar
Jeffrey R. Oberlies recently presented at the 2013 Insurance Fraud Seminar sponsored by the Indiana Chapters of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators; the International Assocation of Arson Investigators; the International Association of Special Investigation Units; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The seminar was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 25, 2013.
The seminar provided attendees hands-on training, including the opportunity to investigate the origin and cause of fires arising from two similarly situated fire scenes. During the classroom portion of the seminar, Mr. Oberlies discussed issues related to the exchange of information under Indiana's Arson Reporting Statute. More information about the seminar may be found HERE.
Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, P.C. Secures Summary Judgment for Insurer in Declaratory Judgment Action
On August 14, 2013, Special Judge Everett Goshorn entered summary judgment for Illinois Farmers Insurance Company in the Huntington Superior Court. Jan N. Campbell represented Illinois Farmers in its action seeking a declaratory judgment that there was no coverage under the Illinois Farmers insurance policy and argued the summary judgment motion. The claim involved an incident where the named insured’s minor child allegedly struck another child’s eye with a bottle rocket. The claimant’s attorney sought insurance coverage arguing that the named insured’s child was a dual resident of both his mother’s and father’s households. The court rejected this argument and found that the child was not a resident of the insured’s household at the time of the incident and not covered under the Illinois Farmers insurance policy.
The attorneys of Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, P.C. are experienced in helping insurance companies in Indiana handle all aspects of claims involving arson and fraud. We provide advice on conducting good faith investigations into these claims, as well as coverage opinions. We also represent insurers in state and federal courts in the defense of their coverage decisions. If you are an insurer facing a questionable claim, we can help.