Zurich American was apparently one of the insurers for the World Trade Towers. After the horrors of the 9/11 attacks, the first instinct of the insurer was—of course—to deny coverage to the Towers.


This denial of coverage extended to attempting to delete a copy of the insurance policy proving they agreed to cover the Towers, and Zurich’s attorneys at Wiley Rein failing to produce the same document to the Towers’ counsel for over two years.

This despicable conduct led the presiding federal judge to sanction both Zurich and their lawyers.


Thx to the WSJ LawBlog and the NY Sun