CA high court upholds right to paid-for business insurance protection

In a time when U.S. businesses are turning to courts across the U.S. to enforce their rights to insurance protection for COVID-19 losses, the CA Supreme Court delivered them a win this week in a long-simmering, high stakes battle over coverage in a different context – repairing environmental damage.  United Policyholders helped secure the victory for policyholders in the Montrose case by weighing in with an amicus brief prepared pro bono by the Covington & Burling team of David Goodwin and Rene Siemens.  California’s highest court adopted the pragmatic approach we advocated that allows a policyholder to access paid-for excess coverage without having to jump through impractical expensive hoops. UP honored Goodwin in 2016 for being a dedicated and effective advisor and volunteer, and we thank him and his firm for helping secure this victory for policyholders.