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California Federal Judge Says Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Reinsurer

(October 13, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on Oct. 12 granted a reinsurer’s motion to dismiss in an asbestos coverage suit on the basis that the California federal court lacks jurisdiction over the reinsurer whose headquarters are based in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (The American Insurance Co. v. R&Q Reinsurance Co., No. 16-3044, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141467).

(Opinion available.  Document #03-161019-002Z.)

The American Insurance Co. (TAIC) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against its reinsurer, R&Q...
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