Los Angeles, July 29, 2022 – A California federal court jury awarded Wick Phillips client Weber Metals, Inc. over $44M for an insurance claim that had been denied in 2020. The trial team was led by Erika Bright and Noah Nadler.

Weber Metals is a leading manufacturer of parts for the aerospace industry. The case arose out of Weber Metals’ insurance claim following the catastrophic failure of its 33,000-ton forging press in September 2018. Weber Metals insurer, ACE American Insurance Company, denied the claim in its entirety. After a week-long trial, the jury issued a verdict for the full amount of damages sought by Weber Metals under the insurance policy.

Erika is a preeminent lawyer in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance litigation. Named as Insurance Lawyer of the Year for the DFW area in 2022, ranked among insurance coverage counsel in the 2021 Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Texas edition, and included in Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law (2013-2022), Erika advises clients in Texas and across the United States on complex insurance coverage matters.

Noah is a seasoned litigator who focuses his practice on insurance coverage and construction litigation.  Named as a Texas Rising Star Top 100 by Super Lawyers (2021-2022) and Best Lawyers in America® in Insurance Law (2020-2022), Noah represents and counsels his clients in complex disputes throughout the United States.

About Wick Phillips

Wick Phillips is a full-service business law firm serving clients across Texas and the United States. Founded in 2004, the firm has grown to more than 80 attorneys, specializing in all areas of business law—complex commercial litigation and appeals, corporate finance and transactions, labor and employment, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, tax, and securities—with offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. For more information, visit www.wickphillips.com.


Jolee Fay, Executive Director

214.420.4084 or jolee.fay@wickphillips.com

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