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Insurance and Bad Faith Litigation

Our firm has substantial experience handling litigation, trials and appeals in state and federal courts. We prosecute and defend cases for:

  • Declaratory Relief
  • Breach of Contract
  • Bad Faith
  • Rescission
  • Contribution
  • Indemnity
  • Subrogation

We also are skilled in resolving insurance disputes through various alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as:

  • Appraisal
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Our lawyers have handled numerous insurance coverage cases that have resulted in published appellate decisions, including:

Blasiar, Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 748 (construes "mysterious disappearance" exclusion in commercial property policy

20th Century Insurance Company v. Stewart (1998) 63 Cal.App.4th 1333 (involves "criminal act" exclusion in homeowners liability policy)

Maryland Casualty Company v. Knight (9th Cir. 1996) 96 F.3d 1284 (interprets coverage for "trade fixtures" in commercial property policy)

Winters v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (9th Cir. 1995) 73 F.3d 224 (construes coverage for amount for which insured was "legally liable" and coverage for business interruption under commercial property policy)

Dobrin v. Allstate Insurance Company (C.D. Cal. 1995) 897 F.Supp. 442 (involves coverage for “personal injury” under commercial general liability policy)

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Devlin (1992) 11 Cal.App.4th 81 (interprets per occurrence limit in automobile liability policy)

 

 

 

 

 

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1401 Dove Street
Suite 610
Newport Beach, California 92660

Telephone: 949.263.5920
Facsimile: 949.263.5925
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