How to check if a business victim is not double-collecting from insurance and civil court?

Asked about 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

What if the business filed a claim with their insurer for loss due to embezzlement/theft? But they are also pursuing the matter in civil court?

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  1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson

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    Answered . The one who is most concerned about this is the insurance company, which has its own ways of making sure that there is no double collection. If a business is compensated by the insurance company, and then gets something because of a settlement or judgment, then the insurance company will probably has the right to be repaid, up to the amount that it paid -- but that doesn't prevent the business from seeking reimbursement from the person who stole the money, as there is probably a large deductible, and a maximum amount to be paid for employee theft.

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  2. Charles Jervis Mellor

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    Answered . The Insurer may have a claim under the policy to recoup amounts paid to an insured under a theory of subrogation. The language of the policy would dictate the rights of the parties.

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  3. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer

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    Answered . Businesses can make insurance claims while pursuing civil court claims. Should the business collect on both, it may have to reimburse the insurance carrier if required by the policy.

    If you are the defendant, you can determine the plaintiff's policy limits by serving Judicial Council Form Interrogatories and by checking Form Interrogatory No. 4 which requests insurance information.

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