Coverage Analysis

For almost 40 years, MDS has represented not only insurers but also large corporate policyholders as well as midsize and smaller companies, their officers and directors, and individuals in connection with insurance issues and claims. Insurance policies are often one of the least understood and most arcane areas of the law. This is especially the case in Montana, which has the distinction of occupying the minority position nationwide with regard to many of the laws governing the interpretation of insurance policies. Given the often unusual landscape of Montana’s ever-developing insurance law, the stakes for insurers and insureds alike are often high.

MDS attorneys are well versed in Montana insurance law and provide analysis and evaluation of coverage issues for insurance carriers and insureds alike. Our attorneys have extensive experience and expertise in handling both first- and third-party insurance matters. Our firm’s attorneys assist clients in analyzing insurance policies, investigating claims, rendering coverage opinions and litigating coverage issues from inception through any subsequent appeals, including the prosecution and defense of actions for declaratory relief.

  • General liability.
  • Auto.
  • Health.
  • Fire.
  • Property.
  • Fidelity.
  • Specialty lines.
  • Risk retention groups.
  • Excess insurance.
  • Surplus lines.
  • Professional liability.


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