In a time when U.S. businesses are turning to courts across the U.S. to enforce their rights to insurance protection for COVID-19 losses, the CA Supreme Court delivered them a win this week in a long-simmering, high stakes battle over coverage in a different context - repairing environmental damage. United Policyholders helped secure the victory for policyholders in the Montrose case by weighing in with an amicus brief prepared pro bono by the Covington & Burling team of David Goodwin and Rene Siemens. California's highest court adopted the pragmatic approach we advocated that allows a policyholder to access paid-for excess coverage without having to jump through impractical expensive hoops. UP honored Goodwin in 2016 for being a dedicated and effective advisor and volunteer, and we thank him and his firm for helping secure this victory for policyholders.
“Your involvement helped us achieve our goal of bringing together three major stakeholders for fire prevention; Fire officials, Consumer groups and the Insurance Industry to discuss mitigation and preparation for future potential fire disasters.”