Panel: ‘Other Insurance’ Clause Is Unenforceable In Equitable Contribution Suit
(April 13, 2016, 11:09 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An “other insurance” clause cannot be enforced in an equitable contribution action between successive primary insurers, a California appeals panel held April 11, also finding that enforcement of the clause in a primary commercial general liability insurance policy would violate public policy (Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London v. Arch Specialty Insurance Co., No. C072500, Calif. App., 3rd Dist.; 2016 Cal. App. LEXIS 275).
(Opinion available. Document #69-160506-005Z.)
The Third District Court of Appeal concluded that Arch Specialty Insurance Co. did not successfully circumvent...