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HENKEL CORP. v. LLOYD'S OF LONDON, B134742

Successor corporation that acquired all of the predecessor's assets and had expressly assumed all of its liabilities, but did not assume its insurance policies, is still entitled to defense and indemnity for claims arising from injuries that allegedly occurred prior to the transfer of the business to the successor.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2001
  • Published 04/30/2001

Judges

  • CROSKEY, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Bergman, Wedner & Dacey, Inc., Gregory M. Bergman and Robert M. Mason III, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kelley, Drye & Warren, Cynthia S. Papsdorf, Los Angeles, William C. Heck and Sarah L. Reid, New York, NY, for Defendant and Respondent Rhone-Poulenc, Inc., Hogan & Hartson, Robert E. Postawko and Patrick F. Hofer, Wash. Dist. of Columbia, for Defendant and Respondent Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company., Berman & Aiwasian and Alan S. Berman, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Century Indemnity Company., Mendes & Mount and Charles Carluccio, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Lloyd's of London.
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