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65 Cal. 2d 263 *; 419 P.2d 168 **; 54 Cal. Rptr. 104 ***; 1966 Cal. LEXIS 196 ****
VERNON DARTMOUTH GRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ZURICH INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Respondent
Prior History: [****1] APPEAL from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. Benjamin Landis, Judge.
Action against an insurance company for damages for failing to defend an insured in an action for assault and battery and for refusing to pay a judgment rendered against him.
Disposition: Reversed with directions. Judgment for defendant reversed with directions.
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