Ed Jaeger is Chair of the Subrogation Department, whose Property, Workers’ Compensation and Water Loss Programs extend throughout the United States. For many years, the Subrogation team has recovered in excess of $68,000,000 in gross recoveries for clients on an annual basis. Clients refer a variety of property, workers’ compensation, and water losses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Subrogation Department handles personal lines and commercial property, construction, marine, inland marine, cargo-transportation, workers’ compensation, fidelity, cyber, water losses, self-insured retentions, products liability, contribution and indemnity and equipment losses. With a searchable expert database containing over 2000 entries, White and Williams attorneys are able to quickly assess new matters regardless of loss location and assign experts to begin the investigative process.
Clients receive detailed quarterly reports providing a snapshot of all pending matters. We also provide an annual three-year history of referrals and gross recoveries.
Ed has concentrated his practice in Subrogation since 1992. He has litigated numerous complex commercial and residential property losses involving fire, structural collapse, water, transit and maritime claims.
As part of his duties as Chair of the Subrogation Department, Ed oversees the department’s food recall subrogation practice. When recall claims arise, the department’s attorneys work closely with claims professionals, insureds and forensic experts to analyze and minimize the cost of an insured’s recall efforts and maximize the recovery of these costs from suppliers of adulterated and/or misbranded food and food ingredients. Matters the department has handled include misbranded and/or adulterated food claims based on the presence of allergens, listeria and the presence of foreign objects in food intended for human consumption.
Ed is a frequent speaker at industry programs and individualized client seminars. Topics have included the production of the company file in discovery, recognizing major obstacles to subrogation recovery, apportionment of recovery between the insured and insurer, subrogating under Builder’s Risk Policies, waiver of subrogation provisions, AIA contracts and the discovery of expert testimony.
Ed is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, but practices throughout the country utilizing the services of local counsel under a special program with the subrogation department.
Ed successfully argued one of the few cases where the court held that an AIA document was ambiguous. The highest court in Maryland held the Waiver of Subrogation Provision in an AIA contract was ambiguous and did not preclude subrogation for a fire that occurred after substantial completion. See John L. Mattingly Construction Company, Inc. v. Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company, 415 Md. 313, 999 A2d. 1066 (2010).
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 1989
Washington and Jefferson College, BA, 1986
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