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Insurer Had No Right To Remove Breach Of Contract, Bad Faith Suit, Judge Says

(August 1, 2016, 9:15 AM EDT) -- COLUMBIA, S.C. — An insurer that interpleaded itself into a construction defects lawsuit involving its insureds had no right to remove the case to federal court, a South Carolina federal judge ruled July 28, remanding the case to state court to resolve remaining counterclaims against the insurer for breach of contract and bad faith (The Gates at Williams-Brice Condominium Association and Katherine Swinson v. Lexington Insurance Co., No. 16-01001, D. S.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98599).

(Opinion and order available. Document #69-160805-017Z.)

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