Hon. Rita “Sunny” Miller

Mediator  •  Arbitrator  •  Referee

Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, Retired



  • Dispute among insurers and reinsurers concerning the triggering of their policies and exhaustion of underlying tranches.

  • Disputes among insurers and their insureds as to the interpretation of policy language.

  • Disputes as to comprehensive general liability coverage.

  • Dispute as to errors and omissions coverage.

  • Dispute as to business interruption insurance coverage involving public adjuster.

  • First party insurance bad faith disputes against health care insurers, automobile insurers, and homeowners’ insurers.

  • Coverage dispute after music teacher was alleged to have molested minor student.

  • Disputes as to duty to defend.

  • Dispute as to whether applicant for life insurance policy made misrepresentations on application invalidating policy.

  • An insured sued the general counsel of a large insurance company claiming the general counsel was liable for malicious prosecution because the general counsel authorized the filing of a lawsuit against the insured, claiming the insured had obtained payment under a liability insurance policy by fraud. The insurance company lost the suit because the fraud, if any, was intrinsic rather than extrinsic.

  • Famous singer sued for battery sought declaration that he was entitled to defense and indemnity from his insurer.

  • Bank sued for malicious prosecution sought declaratory relief that it was entitled to a defense despite intentional nature of the tort alleged.