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9th Circuit Certifies Question Of ‘Exceptional Importance’ To California Insurers

(August 31, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT) -- PASADENA, Calif. — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 22 certified a question to the California Supreme Court to determine whether an injured third party’s claims against an employer for negligent hiring, retention and supervision of an employee who intentionally injured the third party constitutes an "occurrence" under the employer's commercial general liability insurance policy (Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation, et al. v. Ledesma and Meyer Construction Co., Inc., et al., No. 14-56120, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 15352).

(Order available. Document #13-160901-014R.)...
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