SAN FRANCISCO – Seven business entities in New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania are suing a Missouri-based insurance company over allegations of breach of contract, implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and equitable subrogation and contribution.
Centurion Real Estate Partners LLC, Centurion Partners LLC, Centurion Real Estate Investors IV LLC, Mission Place LLC, American Guarantee & Liability Insurance Co., Zurich American Insurance Co. and Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co. filed a lawsuit Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Arch Insurance Co., which transacts business in California.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were named defendants in three separate actions that had ties to San Francisco County. The plaintiffs contend that Arch had a coverage obligation to defend and/or pay for the cost of the defense of those insured with these actions. Arch believes that the company did not have a coverage obligation, the complaint states.
The businesses are seeking for Arch to pay the cost for those insured, any and all damages arising from the alleged breach of contract, and attorneys' fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Ramiro Morales, Christine M. Fierro and W. Brian Jones of Morales, Fierro and Reeves in Pleasant Hill.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-00218-JCS