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We here at GPS&L are ready to tackle issues of today’s changing business landscape. We have developed lasting relationships with our clients by understanding their needs and working to develop creative and practical ways to solve their problems. Whether transactional matters or litigation, we deliver results. With satisfied clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses and individuals, GPS&L’s goal is to offer effective solutions without untoward expense or business disruption.  
 

Present Developments:

       Coverage Quarterly    The 10 Percent Solution

arrow INSURED ORDERED TO REIMBURSE INSURER $1 MILLION
Underlying Settlement Was Not For An “Occurrence”

On July 29 2014, Orange County Superior Court Judge David Chaffee ordered Moorefield Construction to reimburse Navigators Specialty Insurance Company in full for the $1 million settlement paid in an underlying construction defect case.

The Court determined that the claim settled was not for an accident within the CGL policy definition of “occurrence” and that the insurer was entitled to reimbursement under Blue Ridge v. Jacobsen, 25 Cal. 4th 489 (2001).

The judgment in Navigators v. Moorefield, Case No. 30-2011-00492111 followed a five-day court trial in which Navigators established that to avoid per diem charges for completing the project late, the contractor made a calculated decision to install flooring too soon after pouring the concrete slab. Vapor emissions from the drying concrete caused the flooring to fail.

According to well-known coverage attorney and appellate-specialist-turned-mediator Michael Brady, the insurance industry has not often pursued recovery under Blue Ridge, believing that it cannot win. “This decision shows that insurers have rights and can prevail.”

Partner Robert Sallander and Associate Robin Thornton of Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally LLP represented Navigators.

Read here:
Statement of Decision
Notice of Entry of Judgment

arrow Judge Prepared to Sanction Lawyers in Cybersquatting Feud

View the full article here: http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202653853533/Judge-Prepared-to-Sanction-Lawyers-in-Cybersquatting-Feud

arrow James Greenan, Chip Cox and GPSL team obtain summary judgment of multi-million dollar claims for copyright infringement and false advertising.

Read here: Kwan Software Engineering, Inc. v. Foray Technologies, LLC U.S.D.C. Case No. CV-12-03762 SI (N.D. Cal.)

arrow GenRe endorses The 10% Solution.

arrow Defense Research Institute publishes article written by Managing Partner Robert L. Sallander, Jr.

Read here: The Dangers of Being Deemed a “Recalcitrant Insurer”

arrow Managing Partner Robert L. Sallander, Jr. and Associate Chip Cox win multi-million dollar insurance law appeal.

Read here: St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co., 210 Cal.App.4th 645 (2012)

arrow Partner Kevin Lally, Of Counsel John Makin, and Associate Robin Thornton win major tax appeal on behalf of Contra Costa County.

arrow Managing Partner Robert L. Sallander, Jr. speaks at the West Coast Casualty Twentieth Anniversary Conference.

arrow Four GPS&L lawyers named to panel of Northern California Super Lawyers


 
 


Greenan, Peffer, Sallander & Lally LLP
6111 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite 500
San Ramon, California 94583


Phone (925) 866-1000
Fax (925) 830-8787
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