Trial Court Must Rule On Relief In Insurance Spat

Law360, New York (October 12, 2009, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has vacated and remanded a lower court's decision to stay declaratory relief for Great American Insurance Co. in a liability insurance dispute with its policyholder Angeles Chemical Co. Inc. over chemical cleanup costs, saying Angeles had not proven that a decision on relief would overlap with a decision on the underlying suit between the two parties.

Judge Mary Thornton House of the Second District Court of Appeal, writing on behalf of herself and three other judges, granted Great American's petition for a...
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