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Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

The American Lawyer's "Litigator of the Week" column gave Kirkland a shout out for achieving two wins for client BP in South Dakota and Montana the week of Aug. 10.

"A team from Kirkland & Ellis including David Zott, Martin Roth, and Daniel Siegfried continued the firm’s winning streak for BP in cases where states’ attorneys general accused the company of double dipping by using government funds set aside to clean up leaks in underground storage tanks for sites that the AGs claimed were also covered by insurance policies. The South Dakota Supreme Court on August 12 issued a unanimous decision affirming a lower court’s ruling for BP finding that the underlying insurance contracts were unambiguous and didn’t provide coverage for cleanup. Just two days before the South Dakota decision, the state of Montana dropped its case after BP pointed out it failed to appeal from the lower court’s final order resulting in judgment."

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This article appeared in its entirety in the August 21, 2020, edition of The American Lawyer.