Ameron — A Big Leap Away From Foster-Gardner

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 5:32 PM EST) -- On Nov. 18, 2010, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ameron International Corp. v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania et al., Case No. S153852.

The question posed by Ameron was whether a proceeding before the U.S. Department of Interior Board of Contract Appeals constitutes a “suit” under a commercial general liability insurance policy that does not expressly define the word “suit.” This question appeared to challenge the decade-old decision of the Supreme Court in Foster-Gardner Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co....
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