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O’Melveny’s Maddigan, Ursea Co-Author Law360 Case Study on California V. Continental Insurance

August 28, 2012

O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Michael Maddigan and counsel Patricia Ursea co-authored the August 28, 2012, Law360 article “Case Study: California V. Continental Insurance,” which analyzed an August 9, 2012, decision by the California Supreme Court endorsing an “all sums with stacking” rule for indemnity claims against successive policies arising out of progressive property damage.

The case study provides historical background and analysis of the litigation surrounding the contamination caused by the Stringfellow Acid Pits and the court’s rejection of the insurers pro rata approach to allocating indemnity, along with the argument that an insured should not be allowed to stack policy limits.

Maddigan and Ursea are members of O'Melveny's Class Actions, Mass Torts and Insurance Litigation Practice and reside in the Firm's Los Angeles office.