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Fourth Annual Update On Developments In Insurance

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Stephen L. Raucher was one of the panelists presenting a continuing legal education program entitled “Fourth Annual Update on Developments in Insurance.” The program examined the most important new cases from 2017 regarding insurance coverage … more

“Professional Services” Exclusion in CGL Policy Given Broad Interpretation

in Insurance Law by Stephen L. Raucher

California’s First Appellate District recently squelched an excess liability carrier’s attempt to shift responsibility for settlements resulting from a pipeline explosion onto a co-defendant’s umbrella insurer, holding that the latter policy’s “professional services” exclusion barred coverage. Energy Insurance Mutual Limited … more

Ambiguous Questions in Insurance Application Prevent Rescission

in Insurance Law by Stephen L. Raucher

In a decision which softens the normally harsh rules confronting policyholders with respect to rescission of insurance policies, California’s First Appellate District recently reversed a summary judgment of rescission. Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Ins. Co., 13 Cal.App.5th 45 (2017). The … more

Notwithstanding a Willful Misconduct Exclusion, Policy Found to Cover Litigation Expenses on Appeal

in Insurance Law by Stephen L. Raucher

In a victory for policy holders, California’s Second Appellate District recently held that when an insurance policy expressly provides coverage for litigation expenses on appeal, an exclusion requiring repayment to the insurer upon a “final determination” of the insured’s culpability … more

Stephen L. Raucher Co-Authors Insurance Update for the Fourth Straight Year

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

Insurance Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review (2016 Edition), co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian, who have provided insurance updates together for the fourth consecutive year.

Third Annual Update On Developments In Insurance

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Stephen L. Raucher was one of the panelists presenting a continuing legal education program entitled “Third Annual Update on Developments in Insurance.” The program examined the most important new cases from 2016 regarding insurance coverage … more

Stephen L. Raucher Co-Authors Insurance Update for Third Straight Year

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

Insurance Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review (2015 Edition), co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian, who have provided insurance updates together for the third consecutive year.

Second Annual Update on Developments in Insurance

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Stephen Raucher was one of the panelists presenting a continuing legal education program entitled “Second Annual Update on Developments in Insurance.” The program examined the most important new cases from 2015 regarding insurance coverage and … more

California Supreme Court Reverses Itself, Allowing Post–Loss Assignment of Insurance Policies

in Insurance Law by Stephen L. Raucher

Approximately 12 years ago, the California Supreme Court permitted an insurer, after a loss has occurred, to refuse to honor an insured’s assignment of the policy coverage for such a loss. Henkel Corp. v. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co., 29 … more

Stephen L. Raucher Co-Authors Insurance Update for Second Straight Year

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

Insurance Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review, co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian, who have provided insurance updates together for the second consecutive year.

First Annual Update on Developments in Insurance

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Stephen Raucher was one of the panelists presenting a continuing legal education program entitled “First Annual Update on Developments in Insurance.”  The program examined the most important new cases from 2014 regarding insurance coverage and … more

Employment Practice Exclusion Held to Bar Coverage for False Imprisonment Claim

in Insurance Law by Stephen L. Raucher

California courts have consistently ruled that an insurer’s duty to defend is extremely broad, triggering when facts stated or fairly inferable in a complaint suggest a claim even potentially covered by the policy. Even so, a California Court of Appeal … more

State High Court Clears Up Confusion Over Disparagement

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

RRB’s attorney Stephen L. Raucher’s article “State High Court Clears Up Confusion Over Disparagement” is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on June 19, 2014.

Stephen L. Raucher Co-Authors Insurance Update

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

2012-2013 Developments In California Insurance Coverage Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review, co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian and Keith Turner.

Divergent Rulings Tweak Law on Insurance-Broker Liability

in Insurance Law by Stephen Raucher

Reuben Raucher & Blum attorney Stephen Raucher’s article, “Divergent Rulings Tweak Law on Insurance-Broker Liability“, published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on September 29, 2005.