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Judge: Insurers Not Liable For $5M Settlement Arising From Wrongful Conviction

Mealey's (August 20, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT) -- SOUTH BEND, Ind. — An Indiana federal judge on Aug. 17 held that insurers do not have to contribute to a law enforcement liability insurer’s $5 million settlement of an underlying civil rights lawsuit against the City of Elkhart, Ind., stemming from a wrongful arrest and prosecution, granting their motions for judgment on the pleadings (TIG Insurance Co. v. City of Elkhart, et al., No. 13-902 c/w No. 13-992, N.D. Ind.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107807).

(Opinion and order available. Document #13-150903-001Z.)

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