MID-CENTURY INS. EXCH. v. DAIMLER-CHRYSLER CORP., A093687
If an insurer pays the policy limits on a potential claim against its insured in return for a complete release of all claims, Code of Civil Procedure 877.6 bars a later bid for equitable indemnity against other tortfeasors who enter into good faith settlements with the injured party after litigation commences against them.
- Decided 10/26/2001
- Published 10/26/2001
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Maguire & Gahan, Daniel G. Maguire, San Rafael, Counsel for appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Becherer, Kannett & Schweitzer, Mark S. Kannett, Stephen M. Levine, Emeryville, Counsel for respondent.