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Burns v. California Fair Plan, B192590

In case where home was destroyed by fire and insurer paid insured on a pro rata basis according the value of their interests in the property, summary judgment for defendant-insurer is affirmed where multiple insureds cannot recover more than the value of the property destroyed on a fire insurance claim resulting from a single occurrence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/25/2007
  • Published 06/25/2007




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Shernoff, Bidart & Darras, Michael J. Bidart, Ricardo Echeverria, Claremont;  The Ehrlich Law Firm, Jeffrey Isaac Ehrlich;  Girardi & Keese, Thomas V. Girardi, Amanda L. McClintock, Los Angeles;  Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Jerry A. Ramsey and Brian J. Heffernan, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, Richard B. Wolf and Gerard A. Lafond, Jr., Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent California Fair Plan Association., Ault, Schonfeld, Jordan & Munro, R. Michael Jordan and David M. Plouff, San Diego, for Defendant and Respondent for Clarendon National Insurance Company.
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