Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Textron, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty & Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 25, 2020)

It's a civil procedure professor's dream.  And a law student's nightmare.

Choice of law.  Conflict of laws.  Collateral and judicial estoppel.  All in the context of an insurance coverage dispute:

"This insurance coverage dispute between Appellant Textron Inc. (Textron) and respondent Travelers Casualty and Surety Company (Travelers) raises the issue whether an earlier choice of law ruling in a Rhode Island coverage action between the parties qualifies for collateral and judicial estoppel effect, thus precluding Textron from seeking coverage under California law in the current California coverage action, and leading to the conclusion that Textron’s claim is outside the policy period."

This type of dispute isn't at all why people dream of going to law school and becoming lawyers.

But it successfully repays their loans.