Judge Dismisses Asbestos Reinsurance Dispute Under First Filed Rule

(June 6, 2016, 9:27 AM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on June 2 granted a reinsurer’s motion to dismiss an asbestos-related dispute because the reinsurer had filed a substantially similar suit a month before the instant action (St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company v. R&Q Reinsurance Company, No. 15-cv-5528, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72136).

(Opinion available. Document #12-160617-002Z.)

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. sued R&Q Reinsurance Co., as successor in interest to INA Reinsurance Co., on Oct. 7, 2015, in the U.S. District Court...
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