• Reservation of Rights Does Not Mandate Independent Counsel
  • July 29, 2010 | Author: Philip H. Thompson
  • Law Firm: Nelsen, Thompson, Pegue & Thornton A Professional Corporation - Los Angeles Office
  • Twenty-two years ago the Legislature enacted Civil Code Section 2860 to address the abuses that arose following publication of the San Diego Navy Federal Credit Union vs. Cumis Insurance Society, Inc., 162 Cal. App. 3d 358 (1984) decision. Since then, 2860 has proved effective in reducing those abuses and courts have provided meat to its legislative bones. Still, some confusion remains regarding its application.