Litigation & Appeals

Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith & Regulatory Litigation

Stites & Harbison is well equipped to advise insurers and insureds on a complete range of coverage, regulatory and alleged "bad faith" issues. Our firm's attorneys include a former general counsel and director of market conduct and enforcement for a state insurance department.

Stites & Harbison is at the forefront of defending insurance companies in class actions by policyholders alleging unfair business practices. Recent experience includes defending a national insurer in a class action pending in Seattle, and defending another carrier in high-profile coverage and bad faith litigation arising from a deadly school shooting in Paducah, Ky.

We also have extensive experience in representing insurers in regulatory litigation. We assist clients in rehabilitation, liquidation and other wind-up of affairs, market conduct and financial examinations, rate and form filings, consumer complaints, mergers and bulk reinsurance transactions, holding company act filings, re-domestications, and numerous other regulatory matters. Representative clients include major insurers in all lines, individual agents and both local and national brokerage firms, premium finance companies, TPAs, health maintenance organizations, and dental service companies.

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Client Alerts

Could Changes Be Coming to Kentucky's Certificate of Need Program?

Certificate of Need (“CON”) laws are often hot button issues for state lawmakers – and for Kentucky lawmakers there is no exception. During the 2023 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, House and Senate Concurrent Resolutions were introduced calling for the establishment of a Certificate of Need Task Force (“CON Task Force”). Health care attorney Betsy Johnson takes a look at the Task Force's findings in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Elizabeth Ann Johnson (Betsy) January 02, 2024
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Welcomes Olivia Keller to the Covington Office

COVINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Olivia C. Keller to the firm based in the Covington, Ky., office. She joins the Business Litigation Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 05, 2023
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2024 Honors 14 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 16, 2023
Press Releases

Kelly White Bryant Promoted to Chair of Stites & Harbison’s Health Care Service Group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney K. Kelly White Bryant has been promoted to Chair of the firm’s Health Care Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 17, 2023
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Earns National and Regional Top 10 Honors from ABA Health Law Section

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section has ranked Stites & Harbison, PLLC in its Tenth Annual Regional Top 10 Law Firm Recognition List of Top 10. The firm ranked 8th in the inaugural National Top 10 list and 4th in the South Top 10 list. Stites & Harbison has been honored nine consecutive times to the South list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 19, 2023
Events

Kentucky Hospital Association 94th Annual Convention

Date: 5/15/23 - 5/17/23

Central Bank Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Stites & Harbison attorneys Sarah Spurlock, Ameena Khan and Shea Luna will be speakers at this year's Kentucky Hospital Association Convention in Lexington, Ky.

Sarah Cronan Spurlock, Ameena R. Khan, and Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) April 05, 2023
Events

56th Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) Annual Meeting

Date: 6/15/23 - 6/18/23

The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Don't miss the 56th GDLA Annual Meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida from June 15-18. Earn CLE hours* and network with your friends and colleagues at various social events. Atlanta office attorney Jennifer Guerra will be a speaker at the event.

Jennifer M. Guerra March 07, 2023
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Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2023 Georgia Super Lawyers

ATLANTA—The 2023 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers recently honored three Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The attorneys named on this years list are Dan Douglass, Joe Kingma and Billy Newcomb.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 23, 2023