Calif. Appeals Court Backs $3.7M Award In Fire Coverage Row

Law360, Los Angeles (September 26, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday affirmed an arbitrator’s decision ordering Travelers Indemnity Co. of Connecticut to pay about $3.7 million to Mave Enterprises Inc. for allegedly refusing to pay for damage caused by a Mave plant fire until the company first paid out of pocket.

The decision comes more than a year after JAMS Inc. arbitrator Alexander S. Polsky said the insurer had acted in bad faith and violated California law by including language in its policy that required the kosher food distributor to pay...
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