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

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

Garcia v. Holt (2015) 242 Cal.App.4th 600

Court of Appeal holds that GMSR’s landlord clients had no duty to inspect tenants’ unit for dangerous bombmaking activities

21st Century Insurance Co. v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 322

Plaintiff was injured in an auto accident. He sued the insured. The carrier, GMSR’s client, defended under a $100,000 limits policy. The plaintiff and the insured claimed that two other policies with $25,000 limits each also provided coverage. The plaintiff refused the carrier’s offer of

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1199

Court of Appeal holds that motor vehicle exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy applies to negligent supervision of a child killed by the family vehicle

Adamo v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2013) 219 Cal.App.4th 1286

Court of Appeal affirms judgment for GMSR’s insurance carrier client in a coverage dispute involving “other structures.”

Truck Insurance Exchange v. Superior Court (July 31, 2013, A137420) 2013 WL 3984597 [nonpublished opinion]

GMSR obtains writ of mandate preventing disclosure of attorney-client privileged documents and communications

Brown v. Mid-Century Insurance Co. (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 841

Court of Appeal affirms summary judgment for GMSR’s client, rejecting insurance coverage of slow, continuous water leak

Cardio Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. v. Farmers Group, Inc. et al. (2012) 212 Cal.App.4th 69

Affirming judgment for GMSR’s client, Court of Appeal holds that insurance policy exclusion for damage caused by water that “backs up or overflows” unambiguously applies to damage caused by toilet overflow due to blocked drain or sewer

Guerrette v. Farmers Group, Inc. (Nov. 28, 2012, B237819) 2012 WL 5936702 [nonpublished opinion]

Plaintiff lost his house and much of his personal property in a fire. His insurance carrier, GMSR’s client, stopped paying his claim upon discovering that plaintiff had made four material misrepresentations in the submission of his claim. At the trial of his suit for breach

Farmers Insurance Exchange v. Song (Feb. 23, 2012, A131132) 2012 WL 593164 [nonpublished opinion]

The Court of Appeal affirmed a preliminary injunction in favor of GMSR’s insurer client against its former sales agent. The agent’s agreement with the insurer provided that “all manuals, lists and records of any kind (including information pertaining to policyholders and expirations)” were the principal’s