Judge Finds Fact Issues On Whether Insurer Can Be Sued Under Direct Action Statute

(September 30, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT) -- SHREVEPORT, La. — Questions of material fact exist as to whether an insurer may be sued under the direct action statute without its insured being named in the lawsuit, which seeks costs for the insured’s defective work on a highway, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Sept. 28 (JB James Construction LLC v. River Cities Sawing LLC, et al., No. 13-2490, W.D. La.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131074).

(Memorandum ruling available. Document #69-151002-026Z.)

On July 10, 2013, JB James Construction LLC sued Durham Funding, River Cities Sawing...
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