Docket No. L.A. 30759.

22 Cal.3d 865 (1978)

587 P.2d 1098

151 Cal. Rptr. 285

MARJORIE J. CLEMMER et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. HARTFORD INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

December 19, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, John H. Sharer and Fred F. Gregory for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Overton, Lyman & Prince, Carl J. Schuck, John D. McCurdy, Valerie Baker and Gwen H. Whitson for Defendants and Appellants.



By this action plaintiffs, the widow and the son of a victim of a killing, sue to recover from the liability insurer of the slayer the amount of a wrongful death judgment obtained against him. Following a jury verdict the trial court entered judgment against the defendant insurer, but it subsequently granted defendant's motion for new trial, tendered on all issues, on the sole issue submitted to the jury —...

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