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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sequeira v. Lincoln National Life Ins. Co.

(California Court of Appeal) – In an action by an insured’s widow for benefits under a supplemental life insurance policy that was issued to decedent’s employer on January 1, 2010, the trial court’s ruling that plaintiff was not entitled to benefits because the policy required…

Edwards v. The First American Corp.

(United States Ninth Circuit) – In a putative class action filed against a title insurer, alleging that transactions between the insurer and captive title agencies violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act’s (REPSA), 12 U.S.C. section 2607, anti-kickback provisions, the district court’s denial of plaintiff’s…

Fluor Corporation v. Super. Ct.

(Supreme Court of California) – In a case concerning an insured’s assignment of the right to invoke defense and indemnification coverage under a liability policy issued by real party in interest insurer, the Court of Appeals’ decision in favor of insurer is reversed where: 1)…

RSL Funding v. Alford

(California Court of Appeal) – In a suit brought by insurers challenging the trial court’s approval of an order directing the transfer of structured settlement payments from a settled personal injury claim to plaintiff, the order is reversed where it violated Ins. Code section 101395(e)(3)…

First American Title Ins. Co. v. Spanish Inn

(California Court of Appeal) – In an project developer-plaintiff’s appeal in litigation over the renovation of a hotel property in Palm Springs, the trial court’s grant of summary adjudication in favor the title insurer, which sought contractual indemnity from the developers for legal expenses incurred…

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