Jenner & Block

 

Mr. Mathias has served as lead counsel on the following significant insurance coverage cases (client shown in bold):

  • American National Can Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London and Certain London Market Insurance Companies, et al., No. 895940, Cal. Super. Ct. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • AM International v. Commercial Union Insurance Company, et al., No. 89 CH 11602, Circuit Court of Cook County (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Berlin Steel Construction Company v. R.C. Knox and Company, Inc., and Aetna Casualty & Surety Company of Illinois, No. CV 93 0459772S, Superior Court, Judicial District of Hartford/New Britain at New Britain, CT (Workers’ Compensation Insurance)
  • CSXTransportation v. Admiral Insurance Company, et al., No. 96-00415, Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida (Industrial Solvent Insurance Coverage)
  • CSXTransportation v. Admiral Insurance Company, et al., No. 93-132-Civ-J-10, M.D. Fla. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Dell Computer Corporation v. Home Insurance Company (Directors & Officers Insurance Coverage)
  • Employers Insurance of Wausau v. Signode Corporation, No. 94 CH 6200, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Generali v. Caribe Realty Corp., 612 N.Y.S.2d 296, Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 1994 (Lead Paint Insurance Coverage)
  • Household International v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al., No. 96 CH 1521, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Interlake Corporation v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 94 MR 0272, Du Page County, Ill. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, et al. v. Admiral Insurance Company, et al., No. 94 MR 0198, Du Page County, Ill. (Hearing Loss - Asbestos Insurance Coverage)
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 93 L 712, St. Clair County, Ill. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, as successor-in-interest to Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., et al., No. 242-93, N.D. Tex. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • MRC Holdings, Inc. v. Employers Insurance of Wausau, et al., No. L-1234290, N.J. Super. Ct. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • North Shore Gas Company, et al. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., 94 CH 003349, Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. (Manufactured Gas Plant Insurance Coverage)
  • Sunbeam Corporation v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, et al., No. 99-8288-Civ-Middlebrooks, S.D. Fla. (Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage)
  • Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company v. Continental Casualty Company, et al., No. 371865, M.D., La. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Union Pacific Corporation v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. CV88-06442R, C.D. Cal. (Antitrust Insurance Coverage)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London and Certain London Market Insurance Companies, et al., No. C89-069J, D. Wyo. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company, as successor-in-interest to Western Pacific Railroad Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., No. 93 4825 WDK(EX), C.D. Cal. (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Union Pacific Resources Company v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, et al., No. 352-138363-91, Tarrant County, Tex., 894 S.W.2d 401, Ct. of App. of Texas (Environmental Insurance Coverage)
  • Viking Insurance Company and C & I Insurance Company of Canada v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al, (Extended Automobile Warranty Insurance Coverage)
  • Walbrook Insurance Company, Ltd., et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., N. 91 C. 3823, N.D. Ill. (Premises Liability Insurance Coverage)

In 2004-2005, Mr. Mathias was the lead trial counsel in 3 substantial international reinsurance arbitration hearings related to injury and death claims arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 upon the World Trade Center (clients, parties and results are confidential).  Since then, he has continued to represent this same client in several other arbitration hearings involving highly complex financial structures.

Mr. Mathias’ extensive trial experience includes the following (client shown in bold):

  • CSXTransportation v. Admiral Insurance Company, et al., No. 96-00415, Circuit Court of Duval County, Florida (jury trial regarding insurance coverage for employee solvent claims)
  • Berlin Steel Construction Company v. R.C. Knox and Company, Inc., et al., No. CV 93 0459772S, Superior Court, Judicial District of Hartford/New Britain at New Britain, CT (jury trial regarding workers’ compensation insurance fraud claims)
  • CSX Insurance Company v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., (international reinsurance arbitration in London before Tribunal of Lord Neill of Bladen, QC, Hon. Abner J. Mikva (Ret.) and the Rt. Hon. Lord Mustill) (February 2003)
  • Professional Sports Marketing, Inc. v. Green Bay Packers, Inc. (commercial arbitration re stadium advertising rights in Lambeau Field) (June 2003)
  • Steven J. Friedheim v. John D. Pezold, et al., M.D. Tenn. (Nashville) (jury trial re libel in connection with sale of TV stations)
  • Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company v. Robert Taylor, et al., No. 88 C 10593, U.S.D.C. (N.D. Ill.) (jury trial regarding theft of trade secrets)
  • American National Bank v. Home Savings of America, FSB, Case No. 90 C 1737, U.S.D.C. (N.D. Ill.) (bench trial regarding lenders’ liability claims)
  • James Smith, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., Cause No. 842-03290, Division No. 1, In the Circuit Court of The City of St. Louis, State of Missouri (jury trial regarding toxic tort claim related to plant emissions)
  • Dell Computer Corporation v. Home Insurance Company (arbitration hearing regarding directors & officers insurance coverage)
  • Adele Kahn v. Magic Pan, Inc., Case No. 86 L 50788, Circuit Court of Cook County, IL (jury trial regarding breach of contract claim)
  • People of the State of Illinois v. Stanley Boclair, Case No. 84 CF 151, Circuit Court of  Livingston County, IL (murder jury trial)
  • People of the State of Illinois v. Donnie Riddle, Case No. 83 C 8659, Circuit Court of Cook County, IL (murder jury trial)
  • Lawter Chemical Company v. John R. Carroll, et al., Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division (bench trial re trade secret claims)
  • Worldwide Chain Store Systems, Inc. v. Dallas Systems Corp., Case No. CA3-81-0193-R, U.S.D.C. Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (jury trial regarding computer software trade secrets claims)
  • Viking Insurance Company and C & I Insurance Company of Canada v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., (arbitration hearing regarding extended automobile warranty insurance coverage)
  • Emerson Electric Co. v. Black & Decker, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division (bench trial re restrictive employment covenants)
  • Bell South v. MCI Airsignal, Federal Dist. Ct., Atlanta, GA (bench trial regarding breach of contract claims)
  • Israel Margolies v. Landy & Rothbaum, Case No. 81 L 5035, Circuit Court of Peoria County, IL (bench trial regarding accountants’ liability claim)

As trial defense counsel in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1973 to 1976, Mr. Mathias tried hundreds of court martials in Long Beach, CA, San Diego, CA and Jacksonville, FL.  Upon his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Mathias was rated as “undoubtedly one of the finest trial lawyers in the Navy today.”

A sample of Mr. Mathias’ substantial early career military trial experience includes:

  • United States v. Jeffrey Tosspon (General Court Martial); Jury Trial (Sabotage by Shipboard Arson on USS Denver); June 1993
  • United States v. PFC Thomas D. Jenkins (General Court Martial); Jury Trial (Barracks Arson); February 1975
  • United States v. RM1 David A. Girod (General Court Martial); Jury Trial (Grand Larceny); July 1975
  • United States v. SN John A. Ephrom (General Court Martial); Jury Trial (Theft of Postal Funds); October 1975
  • United States v. BT1 Ronald P. Kamradt (Special Court Martial); Jury Trial (Grand Larceny); June 1973
  • United States v. Emmitt J. Hayes (Special Court Martial; Larceny) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Ernest E. Danielson (Special Court Martial; Sale of Controlled Substance) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Commander Lawrence L. Heisel, USNR (Administrative Discharge Board) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Ensign Robert D. Hall (Administrative Discharge Board) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. William E. Mauricio (Special Court Martial; Assault) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. R. E. Manning (Special Court Martial; Controlled Substance) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Craig A. Keuten (Special Court Martial; Grand Larceny) (Long Beach, California) 1973
  • United States v. Manuel Mora (Special Court Martial; Aggravated Assault) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. James R. Tall (Special Court Martial; Controlled Substance) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Tony B. Strong (Special Court Martial; Aggravated Assault) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Michael J. Anderson (General Court Martial; Controlled Substance) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Benjamin Strong (Special Court Martial; Assault) (Jacksonville, Florida) 1975
  • United States v. Clinton Crowell (Special Court Martial; Armed Robbery) (Long Beach, California) 1973