California Supreme Court Limits Insurers’ Duty to Defend and Policyholders’ Coverage for Claims of Disparagement

 Published for the California State Bar Business Litigation Committee’s E-Bulletin  July 8, 2014 Summary:  In Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Swift Distribution, Inc. (June 12, 2014, S207172) 59 Cal.4th 277, the California Supreme Court (in a unanimous opinion by Justice

Secretary of State ALERT: Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitations

 “Letters are being sent to businesses registered with the Secretary of State directing them to submit $49.50, respond by a certain date, complete a form, and send the money and documentation to a private entity named “California State Corporations.”  According to th