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Am. Alternative Ins. Corp. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, B183269

Petition for writ of mandate by insurers challenging a grant of summary judgment for respondents-insureds in a coverage dispute involving the seizure of an aircraft by police is denied where petitioner was required to reimburse expenses reasonably incurred by respondents to recover possession of a seized airplane, including attorney fees.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/25/2006
  • Published 01/25/2006




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Michaelis, Montanari & Johnson, Garry L. Montanari, Westlake Village;  Lindahl, Schnabel, Kardassakis & Beck and Kelley K. Beck, Los Angeles, for Petitioners., Coddington, Hicks & Danforth, Randolph S. Hicks, Redwood City, and Richard G. Grotch, Redwood City, for United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Kirkpatrick & LockhartNicholson Graham, David P. Schack and Kevin S. Asfour, Los Angeles, for Real Parties in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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