34 LA Fire Victims Can Bring Joint Insurance Case

Law360, Los Angeles (September 18, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court revived a lawsuit Monday accusing the state's last-resort insurer of breaching contracts and committing unfair business practices by denying and minimizing claims for homes damaged in Los Angeles County's largest-ever fire, saying 34 homeowners can bring a joint lawsuit.

A three-judge California Court of Appeals panel reversed a trial judge's dismissal for misjoinder of their individual claims, saying that all the plaintiffs' claims derived from the 2009 Station Fire and from allegations of improper claims practices by the defendant, the California FAIR...
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