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AICCO, INC. v. INS. CO. OF N. AM., A092096

Under Civil Code section 1457, an insurer may not transfer its liability to another company and compel its policy holders to accept the new company as their insurer even if the two companies are divisions of the same parent company.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/10/2001
  • Published 07/10/2001


  • JONES, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Barger & Wolen, Irvine, Roxani M. Gillespie, Kent R. Keller, Los Angeles, Steven H. Weinstein, Los Angeles, Ethan A. Miller, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Floyd Abrams, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Chavez & Gertler, Mark A. Chavez and Kim E. Card, San Francisco, for United Policyholders, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union and the National Consumer Law Center, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • O'Melveny & Myers, Irvine, Mark Wood, Martin S. Checov, Thomas M. Riordan, Laura C. Bremer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Los Angeles, Steven A. Brick, Laura Grad, San Francisco, for Defendants and Respondents.
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