California Federal Judge Dismisses Portions Of Insurer’s Counterclaims

Mealey's (October 20, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California federal judge on Oct. 16 dismissed an insurer’s breach of contract counterclaim on the basis that the insureds did not breach their contract by filing environmental contamination claims they knew would not be covered under the policy because the insurer reserved the right to deny coverage for any noncovered claims (Lennar Mare Island LLC v. Steadfast Insurance Co., et al., No. 12-2182, E.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141305).

(Opinion available. Document #03-151021-003Z.)

On June 22, 2012, Lennar Mare Island LLC...
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