Charles J. Jesuit, Jr. focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation involving first-party property insurance claims, as well as the defense of bad faith claims against insurers. Chuck has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts in coverage disputes under commercial property policies and high net worth homeowners insurance policies.
He frequently assists clients in large losses involving property damage and time element claims arising out of catastrophic events, including claims arising from fire, hurricane, flood, earth movement, and civil unrest. Chuck also regularly advises insurers investigating suspected fraudulent insurance claims. During these investigations, he routinely conducts examinations under oath of insureds.
Additionally, Chuck has significant experience representing clients in litigation concerning third-party coverage for construction defect, environmental, general liability, and professional liability claims. He also represents clients in state insurance insolvency proceedings.
Chuck writes articles and white papers on emerging insurance coverage issues arising out of catastrophic losses, as well as bad faith. He also frequently speaks on these topics at in-house client seminars.
Chuck graduated with honors and distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in 2000 and was a Schreyer Honors College Scholar. He received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2003, where he was a Law Faculty Scholar.
- Obtained summary judgment for leading global insurance company in Pennsylvania state court, dismissing a $20 million demand for coverage for expenses its insured, a large international pharmaceutical services company, incurred defending a False Claims Act action.
- Won summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company client in a case in which an aluminum products manufacturer sought coverage for defense of an underlying lawsuit and subsequent settlement over its sale of tens of millions of faulty extrusions. In granting summary judgment, the court found that the lawsuit did not constitute an “occurrence” under any of the policies at issue.
- Obtained judgment on the pleadings in favor of prominent national insurer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, dismissing a first-party commercial property bad faith action seeking in excess of $700,000 in punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Represented prominent international first-party property insurer in successful resolution of litigation involving insured’s $300 million business interruption claim for lost self-storage facility developments claimed to be lost due to Hurricane Katrina.
- Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2003
- Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2000
BAR ADMISSIONS : New Jersey; Pennsylvania
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Court — Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court — New Jersey
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