Particular experience litigating large catastrophic property and casualty disputes and losses.
Examples of losses include the Northeast Power Outage of 2003, World Trade Center 7 building collapse, numerous power plant losses, water damaged structures, a food processing plant, warehouses, a telephone switching station, major office buildings, an airplane hangar, a grain elevator, chemical spill, paper mills, a commercial horse barn, mining facility, and a world famous painting. These losses involved fires, explosions, floods, construction defects, pollution and environmental damage, mold, electrical malfunctions, chemical spills, arson and terroristic acts.
Involved in counseling and representing insurance companies, private corporations, and individuals involved in coverage disputes, including property, liability, environmental, intellectual property, life insurance, employment practices, product liability, construction and builders risk, as well as antitrust, fraud, and wrongful market conduct cases in court and arbitration. Represents special insurance risk programs for cities, schools and nonprofits.
As Minnesota Solicitor General, supervised the Attorney General’s principal litigation office where he had years of experience in motion, civil and criminal trial and appellate litigation, including insurance related cases. During this time, he presented two arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court; Malone v. White Motor Co., 425 U.S. 497 (1979), and Marquette National Bank v. First Omaha Service Corp., 439 U.S. 299 (1978).
Subsequently, Mr. Allyn served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General. Previously headed the Criminal Division. Experience included trials, appeals and Grand Jury presentations.