• Important Changes for Indemnity and Duty to Defend in California
  • August 9, 2013 | Author: Matthew Malczynski
  • Law Firm: Vandeventer Black LLP - Pasadena Office
  • Recent changes in California law carry important consequences for insurers of construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors. These changes, codified in section 2782.05 of the Civil Code, provide additional protections to subcontractors and their insurers in two primary ways: first, they make it harder for construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors (collectively, “upstream contractors”) to get indemnity or insurance protection from subcontractors, and second, they make it harder for upstream contractors to obtain a legal defense from their subcontractors.