No. C078665.

6 Cal.App.5th 100 (2016)

TIDWELL ENTERPRISES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. FINANCIAL PACIFIC INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

November 29, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Borchard & Callahan and Michael G. Dawe for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Gordon & Rees, Arthur Schwartz and Randall P. Berdan for Defendant and Respondent.


A fire destroys a house. The homeowner's insurer agrees to pay for the damages resulting from the fire, then sues the contractor who installed the fireplace several years earlier, claiming negligence. The contractor tenders defense of the action to its liability insurer, asserting that even though the fire occurred...

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