Archives: Insurance Law Decisions

Subscribe to Insurance Law Decisions RSS Feed

How Did Justices Kruger and Groban Vote in Cases Involving Insurer Parties?

Since she joined the Court in 2015, Justice Kruger has participated in six cases involving insurer parties, splitting her votes down the middle – three for the insurer party, three against. Justice Kruger has participated in three cases won by the insurers at the Court of Appeal, voting to affirm one insurer win and voting … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Cuellar Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

So far we’ve reviewed four Justices’ voting records in civil cases with insurers as named parties. Today, we’re looking at the data for Justice Cuellar. Like Justice Liu, Justice Cuellar has split his votes right down the middle on the six insurer cases he’s participated in – three votes for the insurer’s position, three votes … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Liu Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

Today we continue our seven-part post reviewing the voting records of the individual Justices in civil cases involving insurers as named parties. Since joining the Court in 2011, Justice Liu has participated in eight such cases. He has evenly split his votes – four votes against the insurer’s position, four votes for. Four of these … Continue Reading

How Did Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

This is part three of our seven-part post reviewing the Justices’ voting records in cases involving insurer parties. Today: the Chief Justice. The Court has decided significantly fewer insurer cases from 2011 to 2019 than it did in the previous ten years. Since joining the Court, Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has voted for insurer parties in … Continue Reading

How Did Justice Corrigan Vote in Civil Cases With Insurer Parties?

Last week, we began a seven-part series reviewing each Justice’s voting record, one area of law at a time – beginning with civil cases involving an insurer party. Since 2006, Justice Corrigan has voted for insurer parties 11 times while voting against insurer parties ten times. From 2006 to 2010, she voted for insurers seven … Continue Reading

How Has Justice Chin Voted in Insurance Law Cases?

Today, we begin a seven-post series, reviewing the voting records of all seven current Justices in insurance law cases. First up is the Court’s senior Justice (by longevity), Justice Ming Chin, who announced his retirement last week. Since joining the Court in 1997, Justice Chin has supported insurers’ positions in 31 cases involving insurance law, … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court Between 2000 and 2009?

We saw yesterday that between 1990 and 1999, insurers did quite well in insurance law cases at the Supreme Court, winning twenty while losing only twelve. Things took a sharp turn with the new decade, however; between 2000 and 2009, insurers won only seventeen cases while losing nineteen. Between 2000 and 2002, insurers won only … Continue Reading

How Did Insurers Fare at the Supreme Court Between 1990 and 1999?

Today, we’re beginning a series of posts examining the Supreme Court’s record with insurance law cases since 1990. First, let’s look at the simplest data point: the won-loss record for insurer parties. Between 1990 and 1999, insurers did quite well at the Court, winning twenty cases while losing only twelve. Insurers won four of six … Continue Reading

How Have Tort Defendants Fared at the Supreme Court Since 1990 (Part 1)?

Last week, we reviewed the data on how the Supreme Court has handled insurance law cases since 1990 – both what sorts of cases the Court decides, which side typically prevails, and the individual Justices’ voting records on insurance cases.  This week (and next Thursday), we’ll be asking the same questions for the Court’s tort … Continue Reading

Reviewing the Justices’ Voting Records in Insurance Law Cases, 1990-2018

Last time, we reviewed how the insurance industry has fared over the past twenty-nine years as a party to litigation at the California Supreme Court.  This time, we’re turning to the voting records of individual Justices: irrespective of whether the insurer was plaintiff or defendant, whether the case involved coverage or liability issues, and whether … Continue Reading

How Have Insurers Been Faring at the California Supreme Court Since 1990?

Late last week, we inaugurated a new biweekly series of posts on The Appellate Strategist analyzing the American Law Institute’s new Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance.  Since this week we’re beginning a new series taking a deep dive on the Court’s docket in various important areas of law, I thought we’d begin with … Continue Reading
LexBlog