California Appellate Court Provides Insurers with Road Map for How to Avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” Ruling: Part II

Apr 22, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

Part II: the California appellate court provides insurers with a road map for how to avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” ruling

California Appellate Court Provides Insurers with Road Map for How to Avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” Ruling

Apr 19, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The California appellate court provides insurers with a road map for how to avoid California Supreme Court’s “Stacking” ruling

Determining Liability in “Mixed Motive” Employment Discrimination Cases: Part II

Apr 15, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

Employment discrimination cases can quickly become more complicated when there is more than one likely motive for a negative employment action

Determining Liability in “Mixed Motive” Employment Discrimination Cases: Part I

Apr 11, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The central issue in most employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases is the causal relationship between the employer’s consideration of a protected

Insured May “Substantially Comply” with Insurer’s Request for Examination under Oath without Showing Up

Apr 10, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

The Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision in Staples v. Allstate Insurance Co. weakens the effectiveness of examinations under oath (EUO) by imposing new hurdles for insurers seeking to deny coverage based the refusal of an insured to submit to EUOs .

Its Sports and a Lot More: California Supreme Court Extends Primary Assumption of Risk to “Recreational Activities”

Apr 5, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court extended primary assumption of risk principles to a broader array of “recreational activities.”

Implications of Riverisland for Insurance Litigation

Mar 27, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

Although Riverisland v. Fresno Madera removed a significant hurdle to recovery for promissory fraud, the full impact of the decision on insurance disputes remains unsettled

Reconsidering the Fraud Exception to the Parol Evidence Rule and Its Impact on Insurance

Mar 20, 2013 By: Dennis Wall and John K. DiMugno

In a recent California Supreme Court ruling, the supreme court ended Pendergass’s 78-year reign and restored the full force of the fraud exception to the parol evidence rule.

Challenging the Contraception Provision: A plea for good medicine and pleader credibility

Mar 15, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

This Monday we will present a webinar through the West Legal Ed Center focusing on The Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Provision. As a prelude to this topic, we would like to explain our hope that litigants will focus on the actual legal disputes presented in these cases.

Why require gun owners to pay premiums for liability insurance?

Mar 4, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno and Dennis Wall

Although mandating the purchase of liability insurance for gun ownership may not deter the most violent from causing harm, it will have a strong deterrent effect on most gunowners.

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