William M. Billings

Of Counsel

For more than twenty-five years Bill’s primary practice has been insurance coverage and defense litigation, including both trials and appeals. Bill’s coverage and defense work involves wide and diverse areas, including professional liability (insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, directors and officers, debt collectors, actuaries); property and casualty; maritime (ocean marine and inland marine cargo/transit losses, air cargo/transit losses); employment discrimination; and mass tort litigation (New York DES litigation, New York Latex litigation, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Asbestos litigation).

Bill has received an AV Rating, the highest rating, from Martindale Hubbell.

Reported Cases of Note

Williams v. Prudential Financial, Inc., et. al., 136 A.D.3d 643, 31 N.Y.S.3d 34, (1st Dept. 2016)

Slonecki v. Damm, 122 A.D.3d 609, 996 N.Y.S.2d 102 (2nd Dept. 2014)

Rudgayzer & Gratt v. Cape Canaveral Tour and Travel, Inc., 22 A.D.3d 148, 799 N.Y.S.2d 795(2nd Dept. 2005) (Decision of the Day, New York Law Journal, August 19, 2005)

Ganci v. Cape Canaveral Tour and Travel, Inc., 21 A.D.3d 399, 799 N.Y.S.2d 737 (2nd Dept. 2005)

American Motorists Ins. Co. v. The Glidden Co., 129 F.Supp.2d 640 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)

McCauley v. Sidor, 272 A.D.2d 528, 708 N.Y. S.2d 898 (2nd Dept. 2000)

Brennan v. City of White Plains, 67 F. Supp. 2d 362, 81 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 262 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)

Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Flagship Marine Services, Inc., 190 F.3d 26, 2000 A.M.C. 1 (2nd Cir. 1999)

Blue Cross of California v. SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Inc. 62 F.Supp.2d 544, RICO Bus.Disp.Guide 9592 (D.Conn. 1998)

A.B.N. Jewelry, Inc. v. American Alliance Ins. Co., 242 A.D.2d 457, 662 N.Y.S.2d 254 (1st Dept. 1997)

Truscelli v. Fireman’s Fund, 137 A.D.2d 806, 525 N.Y.S.2nd 269 (2nd Dept. 1988) (Pleadings published in Medina’s Bostwick, Dec. 1988 Supp., Vol. 3, Matthew Bender & Co.)