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The most important court decisions of the month
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Battery Does Not Require Body-To-Body Contact
 
Mount Vernon Fire Insurance Corporation v. Oxnard Hospitality Enterprises, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 16, 2013












The Insured’s Right To Cumis Counsel Ended
 
Swanson v. State Farm General Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 23, 2013











Class Issues to be Resolved Before Appraisal
 
Alexander v. Farmers Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 23, 2013












A “Loss Of Rent” Provision Was Ambiguous
 
Ventura Kester, LLC v. Folksamerica Reinsurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 11, 2013












The Test In FEHA Cases Is “Substantial Motivating Reason”
 
Alamo v. Practice Management Information Corporation
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 21, 2013












An Employer Was Liable For An Employee’s Torts
 
Moradi v. Marsh USA, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 17, 2013












An Employee Who Insists On His Own Defense Attorney Can Lose Reimbursement Rights
 
Carter v. Entercom Sacramento, LLC
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed September 3, 2013












Statements Posted On The Internet Were Defamatory
 
Sanders v. Walsh
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed September 16, 2013












A Police Officer Was Immune From Suit
 
Moreno v. Quemuel
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 17, 2013












First Dollar Defense Was Required Despite A Self-Insured-Retention
 
American Safety Indemnity Company v. Admiral Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed September 27, 2013





 



 

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Coverage A in H.O. Policy Does Not Cover Irrigation System


Adamo v. Fire Insurance Exchange
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed September 24, 2013

 





A Defendant Was Entitled To Attorney’s Fees


Brown Bark III, L.P. v. Haver
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed August 26, 2013

 


Post-Judgment Discovery Was Improper


Fox Johns Lazar Pekin & Wexler APC v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed September 24, 2013

 






An Arbitration Provision Was Enforceable


Mt. Holyoke Homes, L.C. v. Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 24, 2013

 


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