Calif. Court Backs Clarendon In Defense Costs Fight

Law360, New York (July 8, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has handed a victory to Clarendon America Insurance Co. in its battle to get fellow insurance company North American Capacity Insurance Co. to pay a part of legal defense costs incurred by a residential community developer insured by both companies.

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, on Wednesday reversed a trial court's decision that NAC's duty to defend Tanamera Homes and Resort Communities LLC was never triggered under its policy.

Clarendon and NAC had insured Tanamera under separate and consecutive general...
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