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78 Cal. App. 4th 847 *; 93 Cal. Rptr. 2d 364 **; 2000 Cal. App. LEXIS 138 ***; 2000 Cal. Daily Op. Service 1553; 2000 Daily Journal DAR 2141
SHADE FOODS, INC., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS SALES & MARKETING, INC., Defendant, Cross-complainant and Appellant; ROYAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Defendant and Appellant; NORTHBROOK NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant, Cross-defendant and Appellant.
Subsequent History: [***1] As Modified on Denial of Rehearing of March 29, 2000, Reported at: 2000 Cal. App. LEXIS 230.
Prior History: Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco. Super. Ct. No. 970035. Paul H. Alvarado, Judge.
Disposition: We reverse the portion of the judgment for punitive damages against Northbrook in the amounts of $ 2 million and $ 3 million and the judgment against Royal for punitive damages in the amount of $ 8 million. We also reverse the portion of the judgment against Northbrook jointly awarding IPS and Shade $ 1 million as compensatory damages for liability insurance coverage and the portion of the judgment against Royal awarding Shade $ 1,054,419.50 as compensatory damages for liability insurance coverage and remand the case to the trial court for modification of these portions of the judgment in compliance with this opinion. In all other respects the judgment is affirmed. Each side shall bear its own costs on appeal.
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