Calif. Court Says Landlord Owes Axis Insurance $2.4M

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that Axis Surplus Insurance Co. was entitled to recover $2.4 million in defense costs from a landlord who faced up to $30 million in claims over living conditions at an apartment building she co-owned.

Axis shelled out $2.4 million to settle claims of uninhabitable conditions at the J-3 Apartments in Lancaster, Calif. — owned by Linda and Edgar Reinoso — including insect and rodent infestation, inadequate garbage storage, lack of proper water and heat, mold,...
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