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9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

10940 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Bank One Texas v. Pollack (1994) 24 Cal. App.4th 973, 29 Cal. Rptr.2d 510.
  • Obtained priority for the holder of a sister-state judgment, against a deceased individual to the surplus from a foreclosure sale of revocable living trust real estate, over the holder of a later recorded mortgage by the trust on the real estate.
  • Established alter-ego relationship between individuals and living trusts, and the analysis for the determination of "constructive notice" under California law.
American Casualty Company of Reading, PA. v. General Star Indemnity Company (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1510, 24 Cal.Rptr.3d 34.
  • Obtained 50% equitable contribution for a film production company's insurers against a studio's insurers for injuries suffered on studio controlled property, although unable to persuade court to shift entire loss to studio's insurers based on studio's "sole negligence."
  • Sought to limit statutory exception permitting enforcement of insurance policies for 3rd party "sole negligence" to assure insurance benefits for injured persons, but not as between concurrent insurers. Argued that public policy interests to promote workplace safety and the fair allocation of insurance costs require allocation of entire loss to responsible party's insurer(s), a position we believe should and eventually will be the law.