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Judge: State Law Claim For Pure Bill Of Discovery Is Preempted By Federal Law

Mealey's (July 11, 2018, 12:10 PM EDT) -- MIAMI — A Florida federal judge on June 22 dismissed a condominium unit owner’s lawsuit seeking a pure bill of discovery under Florida law in a flood coverage dispute, finding that the state law claim against the federal flood insurer and an insurance agency is preempted by federal law (Peter Roth v. Wright National Flood Insurance Co., No. 18-21653, S.D. Fla., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105810).

(Order available.  Document #51-180712-017R.)

Inaccurate Flood Zones

On March 28 2018, Peter Roth, a unit owner at the Cloisters on...
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