Babst Calland’s litigation attorneys provide cost-effective and practical representation for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to locally-owned and operated businesses. Our attorneys have significant experience trying cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, with particular experience in the courts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
The litigation attorneys at Babst Calland develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and interests, and are therefore able to guide our clients through the litigation process intelligently. We provide focused representation designed to meet our clients’ overall business goals, whether that means positioning a dispute for favorable settlement or litigating it to the fullest extent necessary. When appropriate, Babst Calland’s litigation attorneys also offer the distinct advantage of being able to team with regulatory and other non-litigation attorneys within the firm who can offer an additional depth of legal, scientific and engineering knowledge, which uniquely positions Babst Calland to efficiently and effectively advocate for our clients.
Babst Calland’s litigation attorneys also have broad-ranging appellate experience and are committed to serving our clients’ needs from the beginning of a controversy through the completion of the appellate process. In addition, we are experienced at handling appeals for matters that were handled by others at the trial level. Our attorneys use their experience and knowledge of appellate trends to help our clients realistically assess their prospects on appeal, conduct the cost-benefit analysis of pursuing an appeal, and wisely select the discrete issues to pursue on appeal. Our attorneys have successfully handled appeals for our clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, state supreme courts, state intermediate appellate courts, and administrative tribunals.
States Continue to Adopt the “Continuous-Trigger” Theory of “Occurrence” Under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies
A growing number of states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and most recently, West Virginia, now follow the “continuous-trigger” theory when examining coverage under an occurrence-based Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policy. …
Babst Calland has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, nationally in 8 practice areas and regionally in 31 practice areas:
- National Tier 1
- Environmental Law
- Litigation –