May 23, 2024 |

Insurance Coverage Matter Stayed Pending Resolution of Underlying Matter

BLG represents the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club (LAPRAAC) in a declaratory action filed by its insurers, Crum & Forster and First Mercury.  The insurers sought a ruling by the Court that they did not have a duty to defend LAPRAAC in a number of ongoing, underlying lawsuits regarding the sale of stolen firearms to Los Angeles police officers. Due to the potentially prejudicial nature of litigating both the underlying and coverage actions concurrently, BLG filed a motion to stay the coverage action under Haskell v. Superior Court. BLG’s motion was granted, and the proceedings in the coverage action have been stayed until the underlying matters are resolved, preventing our client from fighting a two-front war.