In an Important Ruling in a McKennon Law Group PC Case, Judge Stephen Wilson Rules That Temporary Life Insurance Policy Was Potentially Created

Many people acquire life insurance in order to guarantee that their loved ones are provided for in the event of their death.  For most people, the policy is acquired, and it just becomes another monthly bill they rarely think about.  However, on occasion, life takes a tragic turn and the insured who just applied for a …

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Orange County Lawyer Publishes Article in July 2018 edition by Robert J. McKennon Entitled “Insurers’ Intermediaries: The Implications of Actions Taken by Agents, Employers, and Third-Party Administrators”

In July 2018, The Orange County Bar Association published an article written by Robert J. McKennon and Stephanie L. Talavera of the McKennon Law Group PC in the Orange County Lawyer.  The article addresses the liability implications of the relationship between insurers and various types of intermediaries.  As the article explains, depending on the nature …

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Opportunistic Rescission: When Do Insurers Waive their Right to Rescind an Insurance Policy?

All too often, we see insurance companies deny insurance claims by attempting to opportunistically rescind insurance policies. This practice has become more prevalent in recent years as insurers look for ways to deny insurance claims. Anyone who has purchased a disability, life or health insurance policy is likely familiar with the significant paperwork involved in …

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Agents, Brokers and Rescission of Insurance Policies

Generally, an insurer need not investigate statements made in an application for insurance, subject to certain exceptions. Instead, the potential policyholder or applicant must fully disclose all known material information. If a potential insured does not correctly disclose information on an application (even innocently), the insurer may later try to rescind the insurance policy. When …

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Case highlights importance of agent-broker distinction. Daily Journal Publishes McKennon Law Group PC Article.

The September 11, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Robert McKennon’s article entitled: “Case highlights importance of agent-broker distinction.” In it, Mr. McKennon discusses a new case, Douglas v. Fidelity National Insurance Co., 2014 DJDAR 12127 (Aug. 29, 2014), which highlights the critical importance in insurance coverage cases, especially disability insurance and …

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Insurance Brokers’ Duties to Third Parties Continue to Shrink

The Wednesday May 1, 2013 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Robert McKennon and Victor Xu’s article entitled:  “Insurance Brokers’ Duties to Third Parties Continue to Shrink.”  In it, Mr. McKennon and Mr. Xu discuss how a new appellate decision- Travelers Property Co. of America v. Superior Court 2013 DJDAR 5005 (Cal. App. …

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Insurance Agents May Be the Key to Insurer Liability

The Thursday November 1, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Robert McKennon and Reid Winthrop’s front-page article entitled:  “Insurance Agents Key to Insurer Liability.”  In it, Mr. McKennon and Mr. Winthrop discuss how agents can be the key to rendering insurers liable for policy coverage.  The article discusses the difference between “brokers” …

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New California Law Requires That Insurers and Agents Verify that an Annuity is Suitable for the Consumer

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new law that will provide increased protection to seniors and other consumers who are interested in purchasing an annuity.  AB 689, which was sponsored by the California Department of Insurance and authored by Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley), requires that insurers verify that an …

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Insurance Brokers/Agents and Their Customers: Not the Relationship You Might Have Expected

Do insurance brokers owe fiduciary duties to their clients?  Under California law, until recently, this was an open question.  Most attorneys, especially those representing policyholders, included a breach of fiduciary duty cause of action when suing an insurance broker/agent in actions that involve broker/agent malpractice.  And, some include these claims when suing a broker/agent and …

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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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