Robert J. McKennon Recognized as 2011 “Super Lawyer”

McKennon│Schinder LLP is proud to announce that its founding partner Robert J. McKennon has been recognized as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers” and he will appear in the upcoming 2011 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. Each year, Super Lawyers magazine, which is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 …

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Dave Jones Reveals the Priorities for His Tenure as California’s Insurance Commissioner

California’s new Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, identified his priorities at his inauguration on January 3.  He plans to accomplish his objectives by making the California Department of Insurance “the strongest consumer protection agency in the nation”, and he plans to “set the standard for other consumer protection agencies.”   His priorities are: Implementation of federal health …

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Excess Insurer v. Agent – No Right of Equitable Subrogation Under California Law

Delving into the sometimes arcane metes and bounds between insurers’ rights of equitable subrogation and equitable contribution, a California appellate court recently denied an excess insurer’s right to bring an equitable subrogation action against its insured’s agent for failing to renew another excess insurer’s policy that would have covered the same underlying bodily injury risk.  …

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Ninth Circuit Holds Tight to ERISA Interpretation Rule That Courts Will “Not Artificially Create Ambiguity Where None Exist”

In 1987 Robert Fier started working for the Boyd Group (“Boyd”) as a casino slot repairman. After a promotion to management, Fier subsequently enrolled into Boyd’s two benefits programs: a Long Term Disability (“LTD”) Policy and an Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (“AD&D”) Policy. Both policies are maintained pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security …

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California’s Office of Administrative Law Approves Homeowners Underinsurance Regulations

Because of fairly recent California wild fires and California’s history of rising property values (at least this was the case a few years ago), many California homeowners have found themselves underinsured for fire losses.  The California Department of Insurance has been considering new regulations governing standards and training for estimating replacement value on homeowners’ insurance …

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