Insurance Caselaw Roundup (3/18/09)


The following is a summary of recent insurance-related opinions issued in California:

*Reversal of Judgment in Favor of Insurer Based upon Pollution Exclusion: State of California v. Allstate Insurance Company, ___ Cal. ___ (Supreme Court, 3/9/09)

*Insurer Held Liable for Underlying Judgment Even Though Insurer Had No Contractual Duty to Defend: Executive Risk Indemnity Inc. v. Jones, ___ Cal. App. 4th ___ (1st App. Dist, 2/20/09)

*Members of LLC Were Not "Insureds," By Operation of Law, Since Property Held by Insured LLC Was Transferred by Grant Deed, Not Dissolution of LLC: Kwok v. Transnation Title Insurance Company, ___ Cal. App. 4th ___ (2nd App. Dist., 2/10/09)

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