California Insurance Coverage Decisions: 2008 Year in Review


Advertising injury, trademark infringement, exhaustion, Cumis counsel, stacking, bad faith and punitive damages. The last twelve months have brought some significant commercial insurance decisions in these areas from California courts, both state and federal. The following is a short summary of these, as well as other, insurance decisions from 2008.

*Qualcomm, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London

*Employers Reinsurance Co. v. Superior Court

*Compulink Management Center, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

*Manzarek v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.

*Sony Computer Entertainment Am., Inc. v. American Home Assurance Co.

*Long v. Century Indem. Co.

*City of Hollister v. Monterey Ins. Co.

*Major v. Western Home Ins. Co.

*Great Western Drywall, Inc. v. Interstate Fire & Cas. Co.

*Brehm v. 21st Century Insur. Co.

*Employers Mut. Cas. Co. v. Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co.

*Medina v. Safe-Guard Products

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