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Opportunity to Settle a Requirement For Excess Verdict
Reid v. Mercury Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed October 7, 2013

There Was No Duty To Defend Until There Was A Claim For Damages
San Miguel Community Association v. State Farm General Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed October 1, 2013

Liability For Negligent Supervision Resulting In An Auto Accident Was Subject To The Auto Exclusion
Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed October 1, 2013

A Press Release Was Actionable
GetFugu, Inc. v. Patton Boggs LLP
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed October 3, 2013

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act Did Not Pre-empt Other Claims
Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed October 15, 2013





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Employees May Have Been Managing Agents

Davis. v. Kiewit Pacific Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed September 18, 2013


A Settlement Offer Was Valid

Rouland v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed October 7, 2013


Without Damages Even “Negligent” Conduct Does Not Result In Liability

Wise v. DLA Piper LLP (US)
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed October 8, 2013



Appellate Jurisdiction Cannot Be Created By Agreement

Kurwa v. Kislinger
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed October 3, 2013


The County Was Immune From Suit

Meddock. v. County of Yolo
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed September 10, 2013


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Orange County

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Orange County

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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

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(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed September 16, 2013

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