The Ninth Circuit recently reaffirmed the California legal standards that mandate that insurers defend their insureds where the insured would reasonably expect a defense, and that a third party plaintiff’s factual allegations, not its legal conclusions, govern the duty to defend.  Goerner v. Axis Reinsurance Co., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 21624 (Oct. 20, 2010

In Superior Dispatch, Inc. v. Ins. Corp. of N.Y., 2010 Cal. App. LEXIS 58, the California Court of Appeals recently established that section 2695.4(a) of the California Code of Regulations, title 10, requires an insurer to notify its insured claimant of contractual limitations provisions that may apply to a claim.  And, this remains true even

In Employers Mutual Casualty Co. v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., a California Court of Appeal in the Second District recently held that attorneys fees paid in settlement on behalf of the defendant insured to plaintiff in the underlying action were “taxed costs” covered under a supplementary payments provision. 

The insured mobile home park operator