• California Court of Appeal Continues to Narrow "Other Insurance" Clauses
  • August 9, 2016 | Author: Jared De Jong
  • Law Firm: Payne & Fears LLP - Irvine Office
  • In a ruling that should help policyholders secure defense funding, the California Court of Appeal issued another opinion limiting the application of "other insurance" clauses in commercial general liability policies. In Underwriters of Interest Subscribing to Policy No. A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Co., 241 Cal. App. 4th 721 (2015) review denied (Feb. 3. 2016), the court refused to enforce an insurer's "other insurance" clause and permitted a co-insurer to seek equitable contribution of defense costs that it paid to defend a mutual insured.