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HTMLCalifornia Issues Long-Awaited Decision in Hartford v. Swift, Finding No Coverage For Claims of "Implied" Disparagement
Bryan M. Weiss; Murchison & Cumming, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 12, 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.,...

 

HTMLThe Second District Issues Useful Case Relative to Commercial General Liability for Construction Defects, Clarifying CA law on Concept of “Property Damage” and “Impaired Property”
John H. Podesta; Murchison & Cumming, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
In this recent case, Regional Steel v Liberty Surplus, the subcontractor/steel fabricator, supplied steel seismic tie hooks that were the wrong angle (90 versus 135 degrees). The subcontractor sued the owner and GC for non-payment of the contract, which was followed by a cross complaint back...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Holds that Insurers May Be Liable under Unfair Competition Laws for its Alleged Bad Faith Claims Handling Practices and False Advertising
Bryan M. Weiss; Murchison & Cumming, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2013, previously published on August 2, 2013
The California Supreme Court today announced its decision in Zhang v. Superior Court, a decision which may have far-reaching implications for the insurance industry. Essentially, the Court held that insurers can be held liable under California's Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof. Code...