Elliott Abrutyn successfully defended an appeal before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on behalf of his client, OneBeacon Insurance Company, in the matter of Potomac Ins. Co. v. Pennsylvania Mfrs. Ass’n Ins. Co., 425 N.J. Super. 305 (App. Div. 2012), aff’d, 215 N.J. 409 (2013). In Potomac, the Supreme Court held that a release between and insured and insurer will not prevent a co-insurer from recovering defense costs directly from the settling insurer.
James L. Melhuish assisted Elliott in the preparation of the briefs submitted to the Supreme Court.