LA County Owes Earthquake Insurers $6M, Court Affirms

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday upheld an order requiring Los Angeles County to pay $5.9 million to cover its insurers' litigation costs in a sprawling, 14-year-old lawsuit over damage from a 1994 earthquake.

The Court of Appeals of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, described the case in grandiose terms: it likened it to Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia and the Thirty Years' War, one of the most destructive conflicts in medieval Europe.

“This is a large case,” the appeals court said, noting that...
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