Calif. High Court Arms Insurers In Fights Over Counsel

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 8:26 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court last week rejected MBL Inc.'s challenge to a ruling that freed its insurers from paying for independent counsel to defend the chemical supplier against contamination claims, gifting insurers with several valuable holdings they will try to carry over to disputes outside of the environmental realm.

Despite a flurry of requests from policyholders to depublish or review the Sixth Appellate District's opinion, the state high court on Nov. 26 left alone a holding that MBL was not entitled to independent counsel because the...
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