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Jeff Struckhoff Prevails on Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Claim

Jeff Struckhoff recently prevailed on summary judgment in an insurance coverage claim.  Plaintiff was an antique dealer who was injured during an exhibition with other dealers.  She sued the organizer and its commercial general liability insurer for personal injuries.  On Motion for Summary Judgment, the insurer argued that plaintiff was a “participant” in the antiquesRead More

Jerry Melchiode & Kevin Marks selected for 2020 “The Best Lawyers in America” Distinction

The Best Lawyers in America recognizes Kevin Marks for Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Jerry Melchiode was listed for Construction Law.  Jerry has been recognized for this distinction since 2016, and Kevin has been recognized since 2018. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review, with a methodology designed to accurately capture theRead More

Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal affirms MMK’s summary judgment win

Affirmation by the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal puts an end to a defamation suit filed in December 10, 2002. MMK successfully defended against the plaintiff/appellant—a highly compensated executive with a large health care provider—who sought $10,000,000 in damages, claiming his reputation was permanently ruined by the defamatory statements made by the defendants. MMK’sRead More

MMK sponsors 2017 CLM Annual Conference

The Claims and Litigation Management lliance (CLM) announced Melchiode Marks King LLC as sponsor for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference in Nashville on March 29-31, 2017. Approximately 2,000 claims professionals and outside counsel are expected to attend the largest insurance claims conference in the country. In addition to the plentiful networking opportunities, there will beRead More

Jeffery Struckhoff joins the MMK team

MMK welcomes aboard Jeff Struckhoff. Jeff has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, and routinely defends clients in the areas of property and construction law, insurance coverage, bad faith, transportation, product liability, professional liability, commercial litigation, and environmental/toxic tort liability. Jeff has been recognized as a top rated construction litigationRead More

MMK Prevails on Coverage Summary Judgment in Mississippi Under Total Pollution Exclusion

In a case of first impression, the Southern District of Mississippi granted summary judgment on the duty to defend and indemnify under the Total Pollution Exclusion in a Declaratory Judgment Action, Colony Insurance Company v. Jatinder Singh et al. (See S.D. Miss. 3:15-cv-00925-DPJ-FKB Document 39).  

MMK obtains a unanimous defense verdict, defeating a $2,300,000 product defect claim

​MMK attorneys, Richard E. King and Olivia Y. Truong, defended their client, a worldwide roofing manufacturer, against defective product and manufacturer’s limited warranty claims.

Rich King, Managing Member, to teach at 2016 CLM Claims College

By mmkadmin on 08/15/2016 Mr. Richard E. King, managing member of Melchiode Marks King LLC, will be teaching at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s (CLM) 2016 Claims College in the Schools of Casualty Claims and Professional Lines. The 2016 Claims College will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, September 7-10, 2016.

Rich King, Managing Member, to speak at 2016 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

Rich King, Managing Member of Melchiode Marks King LLC, will speak at the 2016 CLM Annual Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Florida on April 6-8, 2016.