commercial litigation


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.