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Essex Ins. Co. v. City of Bakersfield, F051091

In coverage dispute arising from underlying lawsuit involving a car accident, judgment for plaintiff-insurer that it did not owe defendant city a duty to defend or indemnify it in the underlying suit is reversed where the underlying suit made allegations that show a potential for coverage under plaintiff's CGL policy and, thus, plaintiff was required to defend the city in that suit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/02/2007
  • Published 08/27/2007



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Marderosian, Runyon, Cercone, Lehman & Armo, Stephen T. Knudsen and Ovidio Oviedo, Jr., Fresno, for Defendant and Appellant., Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, David V. Rose, Christiane E. Cargill and Vickie V. Grasu, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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