LOUISE A. KELLEHER
Louise (LouAnn) focuses her practice on defending foreign corporations involved in litigation in the United States. She has developed a reputation for guiding foreign defendants through the U.S. judicial process, and she has a broad range of experience in protecting the interests of foreign corporations in everything from products and premises liability to civil terrorism actions. LouAnn also has vast experience in handling complex insurance coverage issues arising out of foreign manuscript policies and representing insurers in bad faith litigation.
NCS Power, Inc. v. Yoku Energy Technology Ltd. – Represents Chinese manufacturer in defense of action arising out of products liability claims in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Owens Brockway v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. – Represented Chartis in coverage dispute involving product recall issues.
Anti-Terrorism Financing Cases - Advises on high-profile litigations filed against foreign banks under the Anti-Terrorism Act and related federal Anti-Terrorism Financing statutes.
Bondo v. Well Done Eliat – Represents Israeli manufacturer of cleaning products in products liability action in New York.
Smith & Nephew v. New Hampshire Insurance Co., et al. – Represents New Hampshire Insurance Co. in breach of contract action pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee regarding coverage issues on excess liability policies written and issued in London, England.
Jakarta Terrorist Bombing – Protected the interests of premises owners regarding the terrorist bombings at hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2009.
Jeter v. Sun Young Hardware Corp. – Represented Chinese manufacturer in products liability litigation involving a table saw.
Claims for Defective Space Heaters – Represented insurer in coverage dispute arising out of Vendor’s Endorsement on policy written and issued in China.
Mumbai Terrorist Bombing – Advised premises owners regarding a 2008 terrorist bombing in Mumbai, India.
Guam Power Authority v. National Union – Represented National Union in insurance coverage arbitration respecting Time Element Pollution Endorsement on policy written and issued in Guam.
Mahler v. Zhehiang Wanda Expert Co. – Represented Chinese manufacturer in products liability litigation in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Claims for Defective Batteries – Represented insurer regarding coverage issues arising out of Vendor’s Endorsement on policy written and issued in Singapore.
2008 Islamabad Bombing – Protected the interests of premises owner regarding the 2008 terrorist bombing in Islamabad, Pakistan.
2005 Amman Bombing – Protected the interests of premises owner regarding the 2005 terrorist bombing in Amman, Jordan.
Claims for Defective Rigging – Represented insurers regarding coverage issues arising out of a Vendor’s Endorsement on policy written and issued in Taiwan.
Metso v. Valmet – Represented insurer in coverage dispute arising out of a policy written and issued in Finland.
Puerto Rico Tren Urbano claims – Represented insurer regarding coverage issues arising out of an OCIP relating to the construction of Puerto Rico’s Tren Urbano railway system.
Baby Seat Litigation – Represented insurers regarding coverage issues arising out of numerous products liability claims asserted against South African manufacturer of baby seats in the United States.
Lemon, et al. v. Matador – Represented a Slovakian tire manufacturer in a products liability action in Mississippi.
In re Humberto Vidal Building Explosion – Represented the Puerto Rico Sewer Authority in litigation against Enron Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico arising from an explosion that resulted in the deaths of 34 people and hundreds of personal injuries.
IFF v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania – Represented ISOP in insurance coverage litigation in New York Supreme Court respecting occurrence issues on policy written and issued in Amsterdam.
Alvarez – Represented foreign hotel corporation in resolution of wrongful death claim as a result of electrocution in hotel's nightclub.
Taba Hilton – Represented Hilton Hotels in civil terrorism litigation arising out of the 2004 terrorist bombing at the Taba Hilton.
Hovensa v. AIICO - Represented AIICO in bad faith litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Hovensa Refinery Litigation – Represented interests of insurers regarding hundreds of claims made under OCIP issued for the Hovensa Refinery in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
Jakarta 2003 Terrorist Bombing – Protected the interests of premises owners regarding the 2003 terrorist bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Henzel v. Contiki Holidays & Trafalgar Tours USA, Inc. – Represented Contiki Holidays in premises liability action brought by guest allegedly injured while on tour of Ireland.
In re Latex Glove Litigation – Represented Malaysian manufacturer of latex gloves in multidistrict products liability litigation (MDL 1148).
Leslie v. Jaragua Resorts – Represented Jaragua Resorts in premises liability action brought by a guest of its hotel in the Dominican Republic.
Beloff v. BP – Represented BP in wrongful death action arising out of an explosion on an oil tanker.
DeGroat v. Conrail – Represented Conrail in premises liability litigation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Colby v. Norwegian Cruise Lines – Represented Norwegian Cruise Lines in action to enforce forum selection clause in passenger ticket.
Dow Corning Breast Implant Litigation – Represented American International Underwriters in coverage litigation concerning misrepresentation and “expected and intended” language of policies.
Piper Alpha Oil Rig Disaster – Represented insurer on issues relating to P&I payments and property coverage arising out of rig explosion resulting in 176 deaths.
DuPont Plaza Hotel Fire Litigation – Represented insurer in Direct Action Jurisdiction in multidistrict litigation arising out of New Year’s Eve fire killing 98 people and injuring hundreds more.
Cancel v. Texaco – Assisted in Jones Act claim tried in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Claude Conway Tanker Explosion – Assisted at trial in the United State District Court for the Southern District of New York.
In Re Ocean Ranger Sinking Off Newfoundland – Assisted in multidistrict litigation arising out of the sinking of an oil rig off of the coast of Newfoundland resulting in the deaths of 84 crew members.
New York County Lawyer’s Association Insurance Committee 2012 – “Civil Terrorism and Related Insurance Issues”
ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference 2012 – “Lost Lives, Damaged Property and A Toaster – The Domestic and International Reach of Liability Coverage for Manufacturers and Retailers Under the ISO Vendors Endorsement and Similar Forms"
Guest Lecturer on International Arbitration at Szeged University School of Law, Szeged, Hungary, 2011
ABA Tort Insurance Practice Conference 2010 – “Buckyballs and Nanotubes: Insurance Issues Related to Nanotechnology”
Guest Lecturer on U.S. Litigation at Palacky University School of Law, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2009
ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Conference 2008 – “Number of Occurrences East Coast/West Coast All Around the Country”
PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES:
“Nanotechnology – Asbestos or Y2K, It’s Not Easy Covering the Head of a Pin” www.kknylaw.com/blog
“Jurisdictional Issues Involved with Products in a Global Market” www.kknylaw.com/blog