September 14, 2016

Supreme Court will answer Second Circuit insurance questions . . . in some form [Updated]

The Supreme Court today agreed to answer questions of California insurance law posed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  However, it’s not clear yet what exactly those questions will be.  In Migdal Insurance Company v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court granted the federal appellate court’s request, but deferred briefing “pending the court’s determination whether to restate the question of California law to be decided.”

When the court last took a similar action, it was more than six months before the court restated the question.

[April 19, 2017, update:  after a settlement of the underlying case and the Second Circuit’s dismissal of the appeal, the Supreme Court today dismisses the matter from its docket.]


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