Insurers Seek To Douse Calif. Wildfire Coverage Suit

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Two excess insurers sought Wednesday to toss a complaint brought in California federal court by a water district seeking to win coverage of nine lawsuits that claim it designed a water supply system that was inadequate for fighting a 2008 wildfire.

The underlying suits stem from the Freeway Complex Fire, which swept through several communities in Orange County, Calif., in November 2008 and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Plaintiffs accuse the Yorba Linda Water District of failing to make water available to...
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