Insurance 101 – Chapter 11 – Volume 57 – The Royal Globe Decision

The Royal Globe Decision

On March 29, 1979, the California Supreme Court held in Royal Globe Insurance Co. v. Superior Court, 23 Cal. 3d 880 (1979), that these statutory provisions created a private right of action in tort in third party cases in favor of both insureds (first parties) and claimants (third parties) including, in appropriate cases, damages for emotional distress and punitive damages. This was the law in California until 1988, when it was reversed by the Supreme Court in Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman’s Fund, 46 Cal. 3d 287, 250 Cal. Rptr. 116 (1988).

The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

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