Marc Haas

Marc E. Haas

Associate

Marc E. Haas

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Marc Haas focuses his practice on foreign and domestic insurance coverage and litigation matters. He is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group.

    Insurance Coverage Litigation

    Mr. Haas’s experience includes litigating complex insurance coverage issues pertaining to property and casualty insurance, commercial general liability insurance, excess insurance, and professional liability insurance. Mr. Haas has represented clients in federal and state courts throughout the country on a range of insurance-related matters. He has worked extensively defending insurers in claims and lawsuits involving defective concrete used in building foundations in Connecticut.

    Mr. Haas previously worked in the legal department of one of the largest insurance companies in the world, where he was responsible for reviewing, analyzing and revising insurance policy language to ensure compliance with various state laws and regulations.

    Liability Coverage

    Mr. Haas provides coverage advice and counsels clients on first-party property, commercial general liability, construction, environmental, and professional liability claims. He analyzes insurance policies, conducts legal research, and assesses coverage issues. Mr. Haas has advised clients on coverage implications arising out of incidents which caused extensive property damage and injuries, such as a lower Manhattan crane collapse.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Haas managed his own law practice and worked as a litigation and coverage associate for an established insurance, reinsurance, and commercial litigation law firm, where he represented clients in complex commercial litigation.

    In addition to his insurance experience, Mr. Haas has represented corporate clients and individuals in civil litigation matters and residential and commercial real estate transactions. 
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Provided coverage advice to insurer involved in complex insurance coverage dispute arising out of a crane collapse in New York City where numerous lawsuits were filed against the named insured and other parties seeking recovery for property damage and bodily injury allegedly caused by the collapse. Each of the other parties named in the lawsuits sought coverage under the applicable policies' pursuant to their additional insured and/or contractual liability coverage provisions. *

      • Representation of insurers in federal and state court lawsuits in Connecticut where homeowners are seeking coverage under their homeowner's insurance policies for property damage allegedly caused by defective concrete that was used in the foundation when the homes were built. *

      • Representation of insurer in a lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York involving a $1.75 million coverage dispute regarding the effect of the applicable policies' "other insurance" provisions and a claim for equitable contribution for settlement payments it made. Upon request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, two questions were accepted for certification by the California Supreme Court. The case was favorably settled after the filing of our client's opening brief. *

      • Representation of an excess insurer in declaratory judgment action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York arising out of an insured's execution of a settlement agreement without the consent of the excess insurer. *

      • Provide coverage advice to insurer with respect to wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination claims against insureds who purchased employment professional liability insurance policies. *

      * Atty. Haas was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Insurance Federation of New York
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "The Calm Before the Solar Storm: Coverage Implications Arising From Solar Storms," published in Bloomberg Law (1/30/2012)

      "Coverage Implications Related to the Eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano," published in Insurance Law LexisNexis Legal Newsroom (6/9/2010)