(CALIFORNIA, MAY 14, 2014) The United States District Court for the Southern District of California affirmatively held Ty Sagalow as an expert in insurance matters pursuant to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in a case entitled Millennium Laboratories, Inc. vs. Darwin Select Insurance Company.
In a case where Mr. Sagalow was representing the defendant insurance carrier, the Court concluded:
Darwin’s expert, Ty R. Sagalow, is qualified under Rule 702 by way of his experience and education. Mr. Sagalow has over 30 years’ experience as an insurance executive, and has served as both chief underwriting officer and general counsel at one of the world’s largest insurance companies. His diverse professional experience at a variety of companies in the insurance industry demonstrates a breadth of experience drafting and interpreting policies, making underwriting decisions, and claims handling….The Court concludes that Sagalow’s experience, training and education provided a sufficient foundation of reliability for his testimony. His specialized knowledge in the insurance field may be helpful to the trier of fact in understanding the evidence or determining facts in issue.