Federal Judge Dismisses Insurers’ Suit In Favor Of Insureds’ State Court Case
(March 11, 2016, 10:55 AM EST) -- PITTSBURGH — An insureds’ state court lawsuit regarding coverage issues for underlying construction project claims triggers a presumption against exercise of an insurers’ declaratory judgment jurisdiction in federal court, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled March 8, dismissing the insurers’ lawsuit (Steadfast Insurance Co. and Zurich American Insurance Co. v. Environmental Barrier Company, LLC, et al., No. 15-1442, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29457).
(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #69-160401-007Z.)
In February 2013, EnviroFinance Group LLC (EFG) filed a lawsuit in the Bergen County, N.J.,...