Judge Remands Insurer’s Suit Against Excess Insurer Over Water Damage Claims
(March 1, 2016, 10:58 AM EST) -- LOS ANGELES — Resolution of a primary insurer’s coverage lawsuit against an excess insurer for a mutual insured’s water damage claims would require the “needless determination of state law issues and would be duplicative of, and possibly inconsistent with, state court proceedings,” a California federal judge ruled Feb. 26, granting a motion to remand (James River Insurance Co. v. Starr Indemnity and Liability Co., No. 15-09972, C.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24705).
(Order available. Document #69-160304-025R.)
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