commercial litigation

Insurance

Conrad O’Brien attorneys are highly experienced in complex insurance matters, with special emphasis on class actions. We successfully represented the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies and various AEGON/Transamerica companies for the past two decades in a number of class actions

Notable Cases

  • Represented the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, and took the lead on behalf of a group of insurer defendants, in a class action involving reimbursements for multiple MRIs conducted at a single patient session. The trial court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on all claims. Pending the plaintiffs’ appeal to the Second Circuit, a favorable settlement was reached.

  • Achieved dismissal of a class action on behalf of Progressive where a class of Pennsylvania massage therapists sought to recover insurance benefits. The case was dismissed on the basis that the plaintiffs were required to hold the equivalent of a physical therapist’s license in order to seek insurance benefits. That ruling was affirmed on appeal.

  • Conrad O’Brien has represented AEGON/Transamerica for more than 20 years in consumer class actions, business-to-business contract and tort litigation, ERISA litigation, and government investigations. We have appeared on behalf of AEGON/Transamerica in federal and state courts around the country, including in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.