Bryan M. Weiss: Lawyer with Murchison & Cumming, LLP

Bryan M. Weiss

Partner
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone213-630-1087

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  • Appellate Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Law
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 213-630-1087
Fax: 213-623-6336
http://www.murchisonlaw.com/attorneys/bryan-weiss
 
University Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.S., 1982
 
Law SchoolWhittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California, J.D., cum laude, 1985 Law Review: Whittier Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1984, Law Review: Whittier Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, 1984 - 1985
 
Admitted1987, California; 1987, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1997, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2006, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
 
Biography

Bryan M. Weiss is a Partner and Co-Chair of the firm's Insurance Law Practice Group, specializing in providing coverage advice to insurers and representing insurers in declaratory relief and bad faith actions, as well as handling appeals in insurance-related matters. Mr. Weiss' expertise includes intellectual property and Coverage B coverage matters, first party property matters, and coverage issues arising under general and professional liability policies.

Mr. Weiss is a frequent author and speaker on insurance-related issues, including serving as Co -Editor of the DRI Insurance Law Newsletter and having been a speaker at PLRB/LIRB Regional and Annual meetings for several years. Mr. Weiss is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Weiss was recently elected as a

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Published Decisions: Hui v. Sturbaum (2014) 222 Cal.App.4th 1109; Colony Ins. Co. v. Crusader Ins. Co. (2010) 188 Cal. App. 4th 743; Hudson Ins. Co. v. Colony Ins. Co . (9th Cir. 2010) 624 F.3d 1264; Monticello Ins. Co. v. Essex Ins. Co. (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 1376; Essex Ins. Co. v. Five Star Dye House, Inc. (2006) 38 Cal.4th 1252; Church Mutual Ins. Co. v. U.S. Liability Ins. Co. (S.D. Cal. 2004) 347 F.Supp.2d 880; Scottsdale Insurance Company v. Essex Insurance Company 98 Cal. App. 4th 86 (2002); Mez v. Pacific National Insurance Company 76 Cal. App. 4th 856 (1999), review denied (March 22, 2000); Floveyor International, Ltd. v. The Superior Court Of Los Angeles County (1997) 59 Cal.App.4th 789; Hartford Fire Insurance Company v. Irene Macri (1992) 4 Cal.4th 318; Unpublished Decisions:; Strauss v. Sheffield Ins. Corp., 2008 WL 2229817; Scholle Corp. v. Agricultural Ins. Co., Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2008 WL 948335, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., April 09, 2008; Entertainment Industry Development Corp. of Southern Cal. v. U.S. Liability Ins. Co., 254 Fed.Appx. 586, 2007 WL 3390912, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), November 14, 2007; Giannetti v. Burlington Ins. Co. , 170 Fed.Appx. 461, 2006 WL 544305, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), March 07, 2006; Moser v. Trans-General Life & Casualty Group Inc., 161 Fed.Appx. 666, 2006 WL 9836, (Not Selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), C.A.9 (Cal.), January 03, 2006; Great American Assur. v. McCormick , Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2005 WL 3095972, N.D.Cal., November 15, 2005; Zurich Specialties London Ltd. v. Gemini Ins. Co., Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.3d, 2005 WL 1102650, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 4 Dist., May 10, 2005; Rio Vista Associates v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. (2005) 2005 WL 408007; Figueroa v. CNA/Continental Cas. Co. Ins., Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d, 2001 WL 1649220, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 21, 2001; Figueroa v. Avis Rent-A-Car-System, Inc., Not Reported in Cal.Rptr.2d, 2001 WL 1650057, Nonpublished/Noncitable (Cal. Rules of Court, Rules 8.1105 and 8.1110, 8.1115), Cal.App. 2 Dist., December 21, 2001
 
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California Issues Long-Awaited Decision in Hartford v. Swift, Finding No Coverage For Claims of "Implied" Disparagement
Bryan M. Weiss, July 1, 2014
On June 12, 2014, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. Swift Distribution, Inc., affirming the Court of Appeal's ruling that Hartford's CGL policy did not potentially cover claims made against its insured for "implied" disparagement, i.e.,...


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