Auto Insurers Tell 3rd Circuit Declaratory Action Doesn’t Divest Federal Authority
Mealey's (August 19, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Two automobile insurers on June 20 asked the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule, in a case of first impression, that a federal court used the wrong standard in deciding to remand to state court lawsuits by two uninsured/underinsured plaintiffs who make coercive and declaratory claims (Bryan Rarick, et al. v. Federated Service Insurance Company, No. 15-3606, Terry Easterday, et al. v. The Federated Mutual Insurance Company, No. 16-1328, 3rd Cir.).