Motion To Dismiss Denied; Excess Insurers Are Not Necessary Parties, Judge Says
(March 13, 2018, 12:07 PM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — An Ohio federal judge on March 6 denied an insured’s motion to dismiss after determining that complete diversity of citizenship exists because the insured’s excess insurers are not necessary parties to the primary insurers’ suit, which seeks a coverage declaration for an underlying suit arising out of the violations of the Clean Water Act (National Fire Insurance of Hartford, et al. v. Willoughby, No. 17-1392, N.D. Ohio, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 36401).
(Opinion available. Document #03-180314-008Z.)
National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, National Fire...