No. A139263.

229 Cal.App.4th 1196 (2014)

177 Cal.Rptr.3d 853

STEPHEN M. SNYDER et al., as Trustees, etc., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CALIFORNIA INSURANCE GUARANTEE ASSOCIATION, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Three.

As modified October 7, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Michel Y. Horton , Jason B. Komorsky , Thomas M. Peterson , and Jeffrey S. Raskin , for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Locke Lord, C. Guerry Collins , and Conrad V. Sison , for Defendant and Respondent.


POLLAK, Acting P. J.

This appeal presents the difficult question of when a claim against the California Insurance Guarantee Association (CIGA) arises, triggering the three-year statute of limitations for breach of CIGA's statutory obligations. (Code Civ. Proc., § 338.) Trustees of the Western Asbestos Settlement Trust (Western Trust), charged with paying bodily injury claims against companies that distributed asbestos-containing...

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