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BIALO v. W. MUT. INS. CO., B146336

Code of Civil Procedure section 340.9, which extends the limitations period for some Northridge-related cases, applies to cases where the otherwise applicable limitations bar is based on either untimely notice to the insurer or untimely filing of the lawsuit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/09/2002
  • Published 01/09/2002


  • ORTEGA, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  •  Jeffrey D. Diamond, for Plaintiffs and Appellants., Shernoff, Bidart & Darras, William M. Shernoff, Michael J. Bidart, Claremont, and Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich;  Quisenberry & Kabateck, Brian S. Kabateck, Los Angeles, Suzanne Havens Beckman and Heather M. Mason, Los Angeles, for Consumer Attorneys of California, United Policyholders, Consumer Federation of California, Congress of California Seniors, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, and California Public Interest Research Group as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Goodheart & Hartman and Michael R. Goodheart, Woodland Hills, for Defendant and Respondent., Horvitz & Levy, Lisa Perrochet, Encino, and Stephanie Rae Williams, for National Association of Independent Insurers and Personal Insurance Federation of California as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.
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