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Quarles & Brady’s Florida Insurance Recovery Trial Team’s Verdict Affirmed by Eleventh Circuit

TAMPA, FLA. - Quarles & Brady attorney S. Douglas Knox on December 11 argued successfully before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, GA, affirming a $1.5 million jury verdict and attorney's fee award that he and fellow Quarles attorneys, Paul E. Parrish and Kelli A. Edson, previously won on behalf of Parrish's longtime maritime client, International Ship Repair & Marine Services, Inc.

The initial February 2012 trial victory, affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit on January 3, established that International Ship was insured against a $14 million purported wrongful death action as an additional insured, under a policy issued by Northern Assurance Company to a staffing company that provided workers to International Ship. The Quarles Florida team also successfully opposed the insurance company's effort to obtain a rehearing from the Eleventh Circuit as well as the insurance company's effort to vacate the trial court's judgment, based on purported fraud by the staffing company in procuring the policy.

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