Worker-Caused Injuries Must Be Covered: Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 6:40 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Thursday made clear the order that insurers need to start covering injuries caused by an employee on the job, a ruling that quashes one carrier's attempt to reel in $600,000 from another for a $4.5 million underlying settlement.

Siding with Utica National Insurance Group, the court overturned GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.'s victory on the question of whether Utica and GuideOne's primary policies had to be exhausted before their umbrella policies were reached. The way the policies were lined up dictated the...
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