John M. Bloor

Associate

Overview

John Bloor represents clients in a variety of insurance and commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts nationwide. He has significant experience handling many aspects of civil and appellate litigation. John is national counsel to several major insurers, and is involved in both the prosecution and defense of claims in many areas, including sales practices, stranger-originated life insurance, fraud, negligence, bad faith, product suitability, broker misconduct and contract and coverage disputes.

Insurance Litigation

  • Represented an insurance company in a multimillion-dollar RICO lawsuit involving claims of a fraudulent scheme to procure more than $120 million of insurance benefits
  • Obtained multiple summary judgment awards declaring life insurance policies having an aggregate face amount of $11 million void for lack of insurable interest on behalf of an insurance company in connection with lawsuits involving claims of fraud and negligence
  • Resolution of multiple lawsuits involving declaratory judgment claims resulting in the voiding of life insurance policies having an aggregate face amount of $17 million
  • Resolution of multiple lawsuits involving breach of contract, negligence and bad faith claims against an insurance companies related to policies issued as part of §419 welfare benefit plans
  • Represented an insurance companies and industry groups in numerous appellate cases

Personal Interests

  • Running
  • Notre Dame Football
  • Urban Planning

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School
J.D. cum laude, Journal of Legislation - Executive Articles Editor (2009)

Villanova University
B.A.H. magna cum laude (2005)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Submitted a brief of amicus curiae on behalf of pro bono client in a Supreme Court case challenging the invalidation of a generally available and religiously neutral student-aid program simply because the program affords students the choice of attending religious schools
  • Represented pro bono clients in Third Circuit appeal challenging sovereign immunity defense asserted by state public transportation corporation
  • Successfully defended indigent client through trial for alleged restraining order violations
  • Volunteers regularly at the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia

Professional Associations

  • British American Business Council
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Notre Dame Club of Philadelphia
  • St. Joseph’s Prep Alumni Association
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