Understanding Yarway Corp. V. Admiral Ins. Co.

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 2:10 PM EDT) -- An insured seeking coverage for a continuing injury often has to reconcile the relationships among its primary and excess carriers over many years and layers of coverage.

An insured may have to grapple with whether certain policies have been triggered, the effect of settling with some carriers and not others, and “other insurance" clauses.

The recent San Francisco case entitled Yarway Corp. v. Admiral Ins. Co., Case No. CGC-04-435399 (San Francisco Superior Ct. 2009), illustrates the difficulty of navigating this matrix of issues in the context...
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