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Auto Insurers Tell 3rd Circuit Declaratory Action Doesn’t Divest Federal Authority

Mealey's (August 19, 2016, 3:25 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Two automobile insurers on June 20 asked the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to rule, in a case of first impression, that a federal court used the wrong standard in deciding to remand to state court lawsuits by two uninsured/underinsured plaintiffs who make coercive and declaratory claims (Bryan Rarick, et al. v. Federated Service Insurance Company, No. 15-3606, Terry Easterday, et al. v. The Federated Mutual Insurance Company, No. 16-1328, 3rd Cir.).

(Insurers’ brief available. Document #50-160915-030B.)

Bryan Rarick suffered broken bones and...
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