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The California Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lower court decision which held an insurer didn’t have to pay to defend a drug company from claims related to the opioid epidemic.

The state’s high court on Wednesday indicated it granted a petition to review in Traveler’s Property Casualty Company of America v. Actavis, a case where the Fourth District Court of Appeal held late last year that Hartford, Connecticut-based Travelers didn’t have a duty to defend or indemnify Watson Pharmaceuticals in lawsuits filed by two California counties and the city of Chicago.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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