John B. Stewart, Attorney at Law
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Of the firm Murphy & Manitsas, LLP
Springfield, MA
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Insurance Defense

Typically insurers reserve to themselves the right to control the defense of a lawsuit against their policyholder, including the choice of which lawyer to appoint as defense counsel. I have been defending insurers and their policyholders for 28 years, and have experience in all phases of claims. I have defended cases under commercial, professional and personal lines, as well as workers' compensation. As company counsel, I have defended bad faith, unfair and deceptive settlement practices and extra-contractual damages claims. I am a member of several defense organizations, including the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Defense Research Institute and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.

Here are some decisions and materials of interest from my defense practice:

Download: corp_claims_mgt_v._sid_harvey_indus_decision.pdf
Download: corp_claims_v._star_fasteners_decision.pdf
Download: motion_in_limine_re_intoxication.pdf
Download: motion_to_dismiss_rectory_school.pdf
Download: reynolds_v._williston.pdf
Download: ruling_on_psych_exam_videotaping0001.pdf
Download: semel_v._miif_decisions0001.pdf

John B. Stewart, Attorney at Law, Of the firm Murphy & Manitsas, LLP
20 Maple Street, Suite 301, Springfield, MA 01103 • Ph (413) 206-9134 • Fax (413) 733-4403