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We provide advice to insurers regarding their obligations to policyholders, as well as their rights and obligations with respect to other insurers. Over the years, our insurer clients have routinely called upon us to help them evaluate coverage for a wide variety of claims, ranging from construction defect lawsuits, to product liability class actions, to complex intellectual property disputes. We frequently author coverage opinions addressing issues arising under commercial general liability, errors and omissions, excess and umbrella, first-party property, stop-loss, and other types of policies. We also help clients navigate potential and actual disputes related to claims handling practices, the defense and settlement of liability claims on behalf of policyholders, and equitable rights and obligations with respect to co-insurers.

Although we pride ourselves on our ability to provide sound advice that often helps our clients avoid lawsuits, litigation is sometimes inevitable. Our litigation team represents insurers in breach of contract and bad faith lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout California. Drawing on deep knowledge and experience in this area of law, we have been highly successful in defending our client's coverage positions and claims handling practices. We also have extensive experience representing insurers in contribution and subrogation lawsuits against other insurers.