Insurers’ Goal Line Stand: California Coverage Action Stayed While New York Case Marches On

National Football League v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. (Cal. App. Ct. May 28, 2013) A California appellate court recently affirmed a stay of California litigation commenced by the NFL against multiple insurers seeking coverage for traumatic brain injury cases. The court held that the NFL was not a California resident for purposes of a forum non conveniens analysis even though it has three teams in California. The NFL administration and its intellectual property marketing arm were sued in multiple states
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