Erica Villanueva

Erica Villanueva

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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Submitting Your Defense Bills to Insurers Could Mean Waiving Privilege

Recently, the California Court of Appeal decided County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court, 235 Cal. App. 4th 1154 (2015), a case considering whether the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department could be...more

6/1/2015 - Billing Statements Board of Supervisors Commercial Insurance Policies Confidential Communications Document Productions Duty to Defend Joint Defense Privilege Litigation Fees & Costs Privilege Waivers Public Records Act Reservation of Rights

CA Court of Appeals Confirms that Insured Need Not Accept 2860 Rate Caps For Work Done After Tender, But Before Insurer Accepts...

A recent unpublished decision from California’s Second Appellate Division highlights one of the most common mistakes lawyers make when obtaining insurance coverage for the defense of a lawsuit: accepting the insurer’s...more

12/23/2014 - Appeals Attorney's Fees Duty to Defend Liability Insurance Travelers Property Casualty Co.

Setting Up a Successful Negotiation Regarding “2860 Rates”

“The insurer’s obligation to pay fees to the independent counsel selected by the insured is limited to the rates which are actually paid by the insurer to attorneys retained by it in the ordinary course of business in the...more

9/18/2014 - Attorney's Fees Duty to Defend Independent Counsel Insurers Negotiations

The Napa Earthquake: Now Is The Time To Think About Insurance Coverage

In the aftermath of this weekend’s earthquake, we at Farella Braun + Martel would like to offer our insights. If you have a business that was affected by the earthquake, now is the time to look at your insurance policies,...more

8/27/2014 - Earthquakes Property Damage Property Insurance

Newly-Published Regional Steel Case Raises More Questions Than It Answers

In May, California’s Second Appellate District affirmed a summary ruling that a Commercial General Liability insurer did not have a duty to defend a subcontractor who supplied faulty “seismic tie hooks” that were encased in...more

6/20/2014

How To Navigate London's Aviation Insurance Claims Process

Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front end, setting up their...more

3/5/2014 - Aviation Industry Commercial General Liability Policies Underwriters of Lloyds

Common Policyholder Pitfalls When Navigating London Aviation Insurance Claims

Maintaining appropriate insurance is critical for the entire aviation industry. Many US-based airlines, aircraft owners/financiers, and aircraft lease servicers devote significant resources at the front end setting up their...more

2/20/2014 - Airplane Accidents Aviation Industry Underwriters of Lloyds

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