PRESS RELEASE

February 10, 2010

Toyota’s Recall Has Big Implications for Insurers, According to Attorney Cairns

CONCORD, NH — R. Matthew Cairns, a products and commercial liability defense attorney at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, and president-elect of DRI — The Voice of the Defense Bar, was recently interviewed on the potential litigation and insurance actions that may result from the Toyota recall. In a recent Insurance News Network article Cairns states, "There is a huge self-insured component to the recall aftermath” and explains that companies can purchase additional coverage for the costs associated with recalls. (Read the full article: Toyota’s Gas Pedal Recall Has Insurers on Alert.)

Attorney Cairns represents the interests of individuals, insurers, manufacturers, transportation and other companies in diverse commercial, complex and traditional litigation matters in all state and federal courts and state agencies. Cairns serves as general counsel to several closely held businesses in New Hampshire and is also experienced in general corporate and municipal representation, and risk management training. He has been named a "Super Lawyer" for products liability defense for the last three years.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell is a multidisciplinary law firm located in Concord, New Hampshire.

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