Royal Indemnity Cleanup Coverage Suit Stayed

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has granted a bid by United Enterprises Inc. to stay Royal Indemnity Co.’s declaratory suit over defense coverage in order for United to address underlying litigation over the cleanup of a property it allegedly contaminated while operating a shooting range.

On Friday, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District found that a lower court erred in merely sealing Royal’s summary judgment motion. The court should have stayed the insurer’s lawsuit outright in order to first address critical issues of...
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