659 Fed.Appx. 918 (9th Cir. 2016), 14-56337, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA, Inc. v. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

Docket Nº:14-56337
Citation:659 Fed.Appx. 918
Party Name:MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE USA, INC., a New York Corporation; MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, a New York Corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. TOKIO MARINE & NICHIDO FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., a Japanese Corporation, Defendant-Appellee
Attorney:For MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE USA, INC., a New York Corporation, MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, a New York Corporation, Plaintiff - Appellants: Richard H. Nicolaides, Jr., Bates Carey Nicolaides LLP, Chicago, IL; Sara M. Thorpe, Esquire, Attorney, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides...
Judge Panel:Before: O'SCANNLAIN, RAWLINSON, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:August 09, 2016
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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659 Fed.Appx. 918 (9th Cir. 2016)

MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE USA, INC., a New York Corporation; MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, a New York Corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

TOKIO MARINE & NICHIDO FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., a Japanese Corporation, Defendant-Appellee

No. 14-56337

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

August 9, 2016

Argued and Submitted August 1, 2016, Pasadena, California

NOT FOR PUBLICATION. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California. D.C. No. 2:12-cv-09953-JAK-JCG. John A. Kronstadt, District Judge, Presiding.

AFFIRMED.

For MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE USA, INC., a New York Corporation, MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, a New York Corporation, Plaintiff - Appellants: Richard H. Nicolaides, Jr., Bates Carey Nicolaides LLP, Chicago, IL; Sara M. Thorpe, Esquire, Attorney, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, San Francisco, CA; Amy Pearson Klie, Attorney, Robert Sheppard Marshall, Esquire, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP, Chicago, IL.

For TOKIO MARINE & NICHIDO FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LTD., a Japanese Corporation, Defendant - Appellee: Darren LeMontree, I, Esquire, London Fischer LLP, Woodland Hills, CA; Daniel Wagner London, Esquire, London Fischer LLP, New York, NY.

Before: O'SCANNLAIN, RAWLINSON, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM[*]

Plaintiffs-Appellants Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance USA, Inc. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company of America (collectively " Mitsui" ) appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment on Mitsui's equitable contribution claims, and the district court's dismissal of Mitsui's bad faith claim in favor of Defendant-Appellee Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Company Ltd (" Tokio" ). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. We affirm.

1. The district court properly granted summary judgment on Mitsui's equitable contribution claim in favor of Tokio. " [W]here two or more insurers independently provide primary insurance on the same risk for which they are both liable for any loss to the same insured...

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