Court Erred By Enforcing Policy’s ‘Escape Clause,’ California Panel Says In Reversal
(October 26, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT) -- SAN DIEGO — A California appeals panel on Oct. 23 held that an insurance policy’s “escape clause” does not relieve an insurer from contributing to the defense costs in an underlying construction defects dispute, reversing and remanding a lower court’s ruling (Underwriters of Interest Subscribing to Policy Number A15274001 v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Co., No. D066615, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 1; 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 936).
(Opinion available. Document #13-151029-012Z.)
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