Legal Blog 2018-06-25T10:51:14-07:00


California Appellate Court Rules Excess Insurer May Sue Primary Insurer for Equitable Subrogation, Even in the Absence of an Underlying Judgment Against the Insured

August 9, 2016 Paul K. Schrieffer P. K. SCHRIEFFER LLP On August 5, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Four, in a published decision, reversed the trial court’s sustaining of a demurrer brought by defendant Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, a primary insurer, to a lawsuit brought by [...]

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Legal Blogs|

Important Amendment To California Code Of Civil Procedure Re Deposition Notices and Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

April 26, 2016 Paul K. Schrieffer P. K. SCHRIEFFER LLP Reflecting the ever increasing importance of ESI in litigated matters, the California Legislature, as of January 1, 2016, via Assembly Bill 1197, amended CCP section 2025.220 adding new language in (a)(7) and (8). CCP section 2025.220(a)(7) requires that a party [...]

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Legal Blogs|

New Cyber Breach Coverage Case Holds For Policyholders In Defining "Publication" and “Disclosure” In Insurance Policy

Travelers Indem. Co. of Am. Vs. Portal Healthcare Solutions.On April 11, 2016 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the lower court that the insurer must defend a health care firm in a cyber breach under its comprehensive general liability policy that includes this still relatively new area of [...]

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Legal Blogs|

California Supreme Court Reverses Self on Assigned Insurance Rights

September 2, 2015 Paul K. Schrieffer P. K. SCHRIEFFER LLP Dear Clients and Colleagues, In Fluor Corporation v. Superior Court, Orange County (August 20, 2015), the California Supreme Court reversed itself on the subject of whether an insured may assign its rights under a third party liability policy without the consent of [...]

September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Legal Blogs|

California Anti-Bullying Training Law

November 14, 2014 Paul K. Schrieffer P. K. SCHRIEFFER LLP Dear Clients and Colleagues, Governor Brown signed the anti-bullying training law on September 9, 2014. It commences on January 1, 2015. It applies to employers with 50 or more employees. Requirement: Employers must now provide two or more hours of [...]

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Legal Blogs|