Frederick P. Marczyk

Partner

Overview

Frederick Marczyk represents clients in commercial, class action and product liability litigation in the insurance, technology, consumer products and entertainment industries. Fred litigates disputes in trial, appellate and bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

Fred is particularly experienced in insurance-related matters. He counsels insurer clients and litigates coverage and extra-contractual liability disputes relating to various types of primary, umbrella and excess liability policies.

Representative Experience

  • St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company v. The Order of St. Benedict, Inc., No. 0:15-cv-2617 (D. Minn.) Defeated motion to dismiss and obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer client.
  • Barth, et al. v. The Walt Disney Company, et al., No. 2:16-cv-2140 (E.D. Pa.) Obtained dismissal of lawsuit on behalf of clients based on the lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, et al. v. Leopold, No. 5:14-cv-40 (D. Vt.), 14-4519-cv (2d Cir.) Obtained judgment on the pleadings in the District Court and affirmance in the Court of Appeals on insurer clients’ request for a declaration that they had no duty to defend or indemnify an insured in an underlying lawsuit.
  • NBL Flooring, Inc. v. Trumbull Insurance Company, et al., No. 10-4398 (E.D. Pa.) Represented insurance company and its parent in a putative class action alleging improper audit practices and premium calculation. Obtained summary judgment for parent and defeated plaintiff’s motion for class certification.
  • Whalen, et al. v. Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America, Inc., et al., DDV-2012-976 (Mont. Dist. Ct.) Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of insurer clients regarding trigger of coverage and enforceability of 20-year old future claims release.
  • In re Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska, Nos. 08-110 and 08-90019 (Bankr. D. Alaska) and In re Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, No. 09-30938 (Bankr. D. Or.) Represented insurers in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings involving insureds that faced hundreds of underlying sexual abuse claims. Negotiated settlements that included buybacks of all policies and provided clients with the benefit of the channeling injunction in insureds’ plans for reorganization.
  • Becker v. Farmington Cas. Co., No. 1:08-CV-2228 (M.D. Pa.) Defeated motion for remand and obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of insurer client.
  • McPhillips v. Travelers Indem. Co., No. CV-622493 (Oho Ct. Com. Pls.), aff’d, Nos. 91286 and 91561 (Ohio Ct. App.), appeal denied, No. 2009-0812 (Ohio Sup. Ct.) Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer client in trial court, which was affirmed by court of appeals.
  • RGP Dental, Inc. v. Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co., No. 04-445 (D.R.I.) Obtained summary judgment on behalf of insurer client.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
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 Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School
J.D. cum laude (2002)

The College of New Jersey
B.A. (1998)

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