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WOODLIFF v. CALIFORNIA INS. GUAR. ASS'N, B160114

California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) is required to pay the claim of an insured of an insolvent insurer when the claim is based upon a judgment the insured obtained against the insurer prior to insolvency for breach of the contractual duty to defend.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/07/2003
  • Published 08/07/2003

Judges

  •  CHARLES S. VOGEL, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Law Office of Lorraine M. Walsh and Lorraine M. Walsh, Walnut Creek, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Thomas & Elliott, Stephen L. Thomas, and Jay J. Elliott, Los Angeles;  Benedon & Serlin and Gerald M. Serlin;  Irell & Manella and Harry J. Schulz, Newport Beach;  Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and Ronald M. Oster, Los Angeles;  Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White and Kirk A. Pasich, Los Angeles;  Munger, Tolles & Olson and Cary B. Lerman, Los Angeles;  Law Offices of Glenn A. Brown, Jr. and Glenn A. Brown, Jr., Simi Valley;  Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe and Michael G. Dawe, Santa Ana;  The Ford Law Firm and William H. Ford, III, Los Angeles, for Amici Curiae in support of Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Black, Compean & Hall, Frederick G. Hall, Los Angeles, and Daniel Eli for Defendant and Respondent.
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