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Pacific Rim Mechanical Contractors, Inc. v. Aon Risk Insurances Services West, Inc., D058321

In a subcontractor's suit against an insurance broker asserting that the broker was negligent for failing to disclose to the subcontractor the deteriorating financial condition and eventual insolvency of the insurance company the broker procured for the general contractor on a construction project, the trial court's judgment sustaining the broker's demurrer to all causes of action against it is affirmed, where: 1) the broker had no duty to inform the subcontractor of the insurance company's insolvency; and 2) public policy supported the conclusion there is no duty for brokers to notify insureds of an insurance company's insolvency.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/28/2012
  • Published 02/28/2012


  • Nares


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Solomon, Ward, Seidenwurm & Smith, King & Spaulding