Lawsuit Seeking Coverage For Underlying Mold Injury Suit Properly Removed, Judge Says

(January 5, 2016, 11:59 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — An insured’s lawsuit seeking a declaration that coverage is owed for an underlying suit filed against it by a tenant and alleging injuries as a result of the presence of mold and mildew in an insured’s apartment was properly removed to Illinois federal court because the amount in controversy meets the jurisdictional requirement and the underlying plaintiffs were fraudulently joined as defendants, an Illinois federal judge said Dec. 31 (Midland Management Co. v. American Alternative Insurance Corp., et al., No. 15-6203, N.D. Ill.; 2015...
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