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Tag Archives: California Civil Code

“Irresistible Superhuman Cause”

Contractual Rights and Obligations in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic (For the full blog with citations please click here) As of this writing in early April 2020, we are witnessing a deepening global health and economic crisis.  We are all focused on our loved ones and groceries and the latest news.  But this too […]

Update: The Right to Cumis Counsel

A recurring issue in business litigation concerns when an insured may choose its own counsel in a dispute tendered to its insurer.  A recent California case clarifies the current criteria governing this issue.  St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company v. McMillin Homes Construction, Inc., 2016 WL 5464553, (S.D. Cal. Sept. 29, 2016). Under standard general liability […]