Wednesday, February 04, 2015

National Union Fire. Ins. Co. v. Tokio Marine (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 4, 2015)

It's hard to write something timely about Ninth Circuit and California appellate decisions on days like today; e.g., when the Ninth Circuit publishes nothing in February thus far (despite 30+ unpublished opinions) and when the Court of Appeal only publishes a single case (thus far) today.  Slim pickings.

Rather than discussing the merits of today's Court of Appeal opinion by Judge Goodman (sitting by designation from L.A.), I thought I'd just mention that I was struck by the caption.  The title of the case is National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Tokio Marine.  A fight between two insurance companies.

What's neat about that is that I happen to recall that there's a famous Second Circuit case with that exact same name -- a leading appellate case about reformation -- way back in 1937.

So these two entities (or their predecessors) have literally been fighting since before World War II.

Different case, of course.  But a memorable name.