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Under Insurance Code section 2071, insurance companies that adjust property loss claims on the basis of replacement cost less depreciation rather than on the basis of fair market value is not an "unlawful business practice" under Business and Professions Code 17200, et seq.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/04/2001
  • Published 10/04/2001




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Shernoff, Bidart & Darras and Michael J. Bidart, Claremont;  Sharon J. Arkin, Newport Beach, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Robie & Matthai, Daniel J. Koes and Pamela E. Dunn, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents USAA Casualty Group, et al., Lord, Bissell & Brook and David F. Hauge, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Continental Co., et al., Munger, Tolles & Olson and Ronald K. Meyer, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Allstate Insurance Company.,  Thayer, Harvey & Gregerson, Mark J. Alexander and Dale H. Thayer, Modesto, for Defendants and Respondents Merced Mutual Insurance, et al., Severson & Werson and William L. Stern, San Francisco, for Defendants and Respondents MIC General Insurance Corporation, et al., Thelen, Reid & Priest, Ted W. Harris, Hilary N. Rowen, San Francisco, and Robert M. Blum, Sacramento, for Defendant and Respondent California State Automobile Association Inter-Insurance Bureau., Barger & Wolen, Steven H. Weinstein, Larry M. Golub, Richard G. DeLaMora and Kent R. Keller, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents Aegis Security Insurance Company, et al., Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Thomas M. Hanson and Paul E.B. Glad, San Francisco, for Defendants and Respondents Colonial Penn Insurance Company, et al., Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, John M. Grenfell, San Francisco, and Robert L. Wallan, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent Great Pacific Insurance Company., Scott D. Schabacker, San Diego, for Defendant and Respondent Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company., E.S. Wilson, San Francisco, for Defendant and Respondent Sutter Insurance Company and Anza Insurance Company., Cummins & White, J. Thomas Gilbert, Newport Beach, and Susan E. Dallas, for Defendant and Respondent Allianz Insurance Company, et al., Hines & Smith, Kevin L. Smith and Christopher L. Diener, for Defendants and Respondents United Casualty Insurance Company of America.
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