Appellate Court Opens Door To Substantially Increased Exposure For Subcontractors

Long-time LGC client E.F. Brady Company, Inc. was a family-owned drywall subcontractor that had been in business for many years.  In the early 1970s, E. F. Brady Company participated in the construction of several commercial buildings in Irvine, California.  E. F. Brady Company purchased and installed drywall and joint compound that allegedly contained asbestos.  E. Read More…

New Appellate Case Finds “Other Insurance” Provision Invalid

In the new case of Certain Underwriters At Lloyds, London, v. Arch Specialty Insurance Company, California’s Third District Court of Appeal held that an “other insurance” provision in a commercial general liability policy, which purported to excuse an insurer’s defense obligation when other insurance was defending, violated public policy and was unenforceable. The case arose Read More…