Panel: California Insurance Code Does Not Bar Insurer From Enforcing Provision

Panel: California Insurance Code Does Not Bar Insurer From Enforcing Provision

PASADENA, Calif. - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 15 held that Section 554 of the California Insurance Code does not bar a professional liability insurer from enforcing its policy's no-voluntary payments provision, affirming a lower court's ruling in favor of the insurer in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by an independent public adjuster insured (Dietz International Public Adjusters of California Inc. v. Evanston Insurance Co., No. 11-56267, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 7491).

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