The insurer of a corporation that has been suspended for nonpayment of taxes cannot assert a subrogation claim after paying the insured corporation’s judgment.  In a subrogation claim, the insurer stands in the shoes of the insured.  And since the insured corporation has been suspended and cannot sue, neither can its insurer on a subrogation claim.  An insurer may not file its own action to assert claims solely as a subrogee of a suspended corporation.

California Court of Appeal, Third District (Renner, J.); November 30, 2018; 29 Cal. App. 5th 830