• A General Liability Insurer’s Duty to Defend in California
  • June 15, 2018
  • On Monday, June 4, the Supreme Court of California (“SCOCAL”) ruled that under certain circumstances, a general liability insurer has an obligation to defend an insured who has been sued for negligent hiring and retention. This is a major ruling, since most general liability carriers have, in the past, declined such claims, asserting that these are not general liability occurrences but must be covered by Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”).