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Mealey's Insurance - Panel: Insurers Have Right To Appeal Small Claims Default Against Insured

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Calling it a case of first impression, a California appeals court on Jan. 30 held that insurers have the right to appeal a small claims default judgment that was entered against their insureds and directed a lower court to reinstate an automobile insurer's notice of appeal of a $10,000 default judgment entered against its insured over liability for an automobile accident (Pacific Pioneer Insurance Company v. Superior Court of Orange County, et al., No. G057326, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 3).
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