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Campaign Contributions to Elected Officials Do Not Create Legal Conflicts of Interest, Reaffirmed

Many are surprised to learn that campaign contributions to local elected officials do not create legal conflicts of interest, which would prohibit the public official from voting on matters involving the campaign contributor.

The issue was revisited in a fairly recent California Court of Appeal decision, All Towing Services LLC v. City of Orange (October 2013) 220 Cal.App, 4th 946. The facts of that case involve a solicitation of proposals for towing services by the City of Orange. The City awarded contracts to several of the tow companies that submitted proposals. However, an unsuccessful proposer sued the City

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A California Law Primer on the Duty to Defend

The following link includes a survey of recent California cases on the duty to defend prepared by and posted with the permission of the Insurance Coverage Litigation & Counseling Practice Group at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP.  The attached survey identifies and elaborates on the following seven fundamental issues that may assist claims professionals, insureds and counsel in making decisions about how to appropriately respond to complaints or claims tendered for a defense:

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