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Coleman v. Republic Indemnity Ins. Co., B172638

An insurer owes no duty of good faith and fair dealing to a third party claimant, notwithstanding the coincidental fact that the insurer also insures that claimant, because the claimant has no relevant contractual relationship with the insurer and remains in an adversarial position toward the insurer.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2005
  • Published 08/31/2005

Judges

  • MALLANO, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Mathon & Rosensweig, William Rosensweig and Michelle Cooper, Beverly Hills, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett, Barbara J. Mandell and Teresa M. Wilson, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents.
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