Federal Judge: Insured’s Conduct In Superstorm Sandy Suit Is Not Excusable Neglect

Mealey's (August 5, 2015, 1:48 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on July 31 refused to reopen a Superstorm Sandy coverage dispute, finding that the insured’s lack of timeliness in filing her motion for relief weighs against reopening the case (Gloria Focazio v. Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Co., No. 14-1062 [MAS] [TJB], D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100699).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #51-150813-021Z.)

On Feb. 19, 2014, Gloria Focazio sued Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Co. in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, seeking a...
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