Steve Hoke served as National Coordinating Counsel for major products defendant with over 20,000 claims (successfully reduced to 7,000 with corresponding reduction in defense outlays). He was responsible for the direction of discovery, settlement, and trial strategy matters, in addition to insurance recovery responsibilities.
Hoke LLC won a landmark victory defeating motions for summary judgment that sought to apply the pollution exclusion to asbestos claims. It was both an important victory for the client as it preserved access to as much as $800 million in insurance for its asbestos claims, but it was also an important victory for policyholders as a whole because... Read More
Hoke LLC Conducted an RFP for a state-of-the-art claims and litigation support system for an asbestos defendant policyholder, and secured 100% insurance company funding for the system – outside of the carriers’ limits – at a $3 million estimated NPV.