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Judge: Potential Conflicts In Insurance Coverage Do Not Require Independent Counsel

Mealey's (October 3, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT) -- SAN DIEGO — Potential conflicts of interests between an insurer and an additional insured do not require the appointment of independent counsel in an underlying construction defects lawsuit, a California federal judge ruled Sept. 29, also granting summary judgment on breach of contract and bad faith claims (St. Paul Mercury Insurance Co. v. McMillin Homes Construction Inc., et al., No. 15-1548, S.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134972).

(Order available.  Document #69-161007-008R.)

On July 13, 2015, St. Paul Mercury Insurance Co. sued McMillin Homes Construction Inc.,...
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