Jeanine Tede focuses her practice on litigation and insurance coverage, with a particular focus on marine transportation clients and their insurers.
Jeanine's practice involves the litigation of transportation and business disputes. She has represented clients in all phases of defending cargo damage and maritime personal injury claims, including complex defending ship owners in toxic tort claims. She has represented clients in numerous mediations and settlement conferences. She has briefed and argued contractual limitation of liability and subject matter jurisdiction issues before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and equitable indemnity and agency issues before the California Court of Appeal.
Jeanine also advises insurers on coverage issues raised in transportation-related policies. She has drafted coverage positions involving contractual indemnity, punitive damages, public nuisance, pollution, cargo theft and property damage. She also has experience litigating multi-insurer allocation issues in long-tail toxic tort claims and drafting allocation agreements. She counsels insurers and their broker-agents on California insurance regulation compliance.
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
Pacific Admiralty Seminar
Maritime Law Association
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association
Board of Directors, Angel Island Conservancy
Represented an International Group P&I Club, in negotiating a cost allocation agreement for long-tail toxic tort liability between two P&I Clubs and multiple domestic liability insurers.
Counseled a major marine mutual insurer regarding coverage for an insured, providing longshore services to a vessel and maritime law impacting contractual indemnity issues between the stevedore and vessel owner.
Defended a terminal operator against injury claims brought by a truck driver on the marine terminal.
Negotiated a dismissal of all claims with no contribution by multiple vessel owners in a case involving alleged death from mesothelioma.
Advised winery client on compliance with state regulations and insurance issues.