A Recent California Supreme Court Decision Clarifies when an Intentional Act with Unforeseen Results is an Accident under a Liability Policy

Generally, an insured will not receive coverage under a liability policy when they intentionally cause the loss or injury for which they are seeking coverage.  As expected, insurers regularly deny claims when they are able to characterize an insured’s conduct as intentional, even when the damage or injury caused was accidental or not intended by …

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New liability for claims adjusters the right move. Daily Journal Publishes McKennon Law Group PC Article.

The April 21, 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal featured Robert McKennon’s article entitled:  “New Liability for claim adjusters the right move.”  In it, Mr. McKennon discusses a new case which exposes insurance adjustors to negligent misrepresentation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims by policyholders.  The article is posted below with the …

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An Insurance Company Cannot Shield Itself from Negligence Liability by Filing an Interpleader

In Lee v. West Coast Life Insurance Company, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 15768 (9th Cir. July 31, 2012), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a stakeholder insurance company cannot use an interpleader filing to shield itself from tort liability for its negligent actions.  With this holding, the Court of Appeals confirmed that “where …

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