Nat’l Fire Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Great American Ins. Company (March 1, 2017, B264238) 2017 WL 784661

Hundreds of diners developed hepatitis, and several died, after consuming tainted green onions.  Two insurers of a company in the distribution chain agreed to transfer control of (at least) that company’s defense to the insurer with greater policy limits.  Years later, a jury found that the insurers’ agreement also required the receiving insurer to cover $3.5 million in defense costs for an additional insured company in the onion-distribution chain.  The Court of Appeal affirmed in full both the jury’s verdict and the denial of post-trial motions, marking the second appellate win in this case for GMSR’s client.

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