Judge: Insurer Had No Duty To Pay Landlord’s Defense Costs Over Nuisance Dispute
Mealey's (February 1, 2016, 10:43 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on Jan. 28 ruled that an insurer has no duty to indemnify a landlord and its property manager for defense costs that they incurred in an underlying nuisance and trespass dispute involving alleged cooking odors coming from an insured’s restaurant (Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Mixt Greens Inc., et al., No. 13-00957, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11056).
(Order available. Document #13-160204-023R.)
Cal-Murphy LLC, which operates a deli in San Francisco, sued its landlord,...