The firm has been actively involved in representing consumers and nationwide classes against insurance companies to recover for multiple insurance practices. Mr. Gilman has also defended many major cases on behalf of insurance companies for professional negligence, construction defects, manufacturing defects, product liability and antitrust violations.
For example, Gilman and Pastor has been actively involved in the prosecution of numerous cases involving the sales, marketing, and operations of life insurance, including Michaels v. Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company, Index No. 5318-95 (NY.Sup.Ct., Albany County), 1997 N.Y.Misc. LEXIS 171 (1996). After extensive litigation a recovery was obtained that was valued in excess of $150 million. In re: Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Insurance Litigation, MDL No. 1102 (D.N.J.) (recovery was obtained in excess of $100 million for class); In re: New England Mutual Life Insurance Company Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 1105 (D.Mass.) (court appointed Gilman and Pastor, LLP as liaison counsel in MDL proceeding; court subsequently approved substantial class settlement valued at over $300 Million for the class); Duhaine v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (Civil Action No. 96-10706-GAO, D.Mass.) (substantial class settlement obtained in excess of $350 million); Natal v. Transamerica Occidental Life Insurance Company, Index No. 694829 (CA.Sup.Ct., San Diego County, 1997) (recovery was obtained that was valued in excess of $100 Million); In re: Manufacturers Life Insurance Company Premium Litigation, MDL No. 1109 (S.D.Cal.) (substantial settlement for class in excess of $125 Million).