Healthcare district's unsuccessful suit against nonprofit hospital for declaratory relief was "on contract" within meaning of Civil Code §1717, entitling hospital to award for attorney fees.
Insurer's §998 settlement offer that asked offeree to file "offer and notice of acceptance" with trial court satisfied statute.
Insurer's duty to settle not precipitated solely by likelihood of excess judgment against insured, where injured party never tendered demand for settlement.
Self-Insured-Retention provision in liability policy that didn't say insured's payment was condition of duty to defend was unenforceable.
Insurer's withdrawal of reservation of rights terminated obligation to pay for Cumis counsel.
Non-contracting party was entitled to recover contractual attorney fees per terms of unilateral attorney fee provision after it defeated contract-based cause of action.
Right to Repair Act did not provide exclusive remedy for homeowner's insurer against builder where actual damage to home resulted from construction defects.
Insured's settlement with insurers precluded further claims against them
Insurer may be sued under Unfair Competition Law for practices unrelated to insurer's violation of Unfair Insurance Practices Act
Counsel forfeited attorney-client and work-product privileges as to information conveyed to consulting expert upon expert's designation as testifying witness