No. G054522.

30 Cal.App.5th 1024 (2018)

BANN-SHIANG LIZA YU, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. LIBERTY SURPLUS INSURANCE CORPORATION et al., Defendants and Respondents.

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

December 11, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lex Opus, Mohammed K. Ghods , Jeremy A. Rhyne and Lori Speak for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Burnham Brown, David H. Waters and David S. Wilgus for Defendant and Respondent Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation.

The Aguilera Law Group, A. Eric Aguilera and Raymond E. Brown for Defendant and Respondent Northland Insurance Company.

Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker and Gregory D. Hagen ; Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, Robert A. Olson and Gary J. Wax for Defendant and Respondent American Safety Indemnity Company.

Selman Breitman, Sheryl W. Leichenger and Todd R. Haas for Defendant and Respondent Scottsdale Indemnity Company.


Generally, as a fundamental rule, when a civil litigant sues for monetary damages, "the amount demanded shall be stated." (Code Civ. Proc., § 425.10, subd. (a)(2).)1 A demand for "damages according to proof" is insufficient; such a demand does not provide adequate notice...

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