Judge: Asbestos-Related Reinsurance Case Shall Stay In Illinois Federal Court

Mealey's (July 13, 2016, 11:59 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on July 11 denied an insurer’s motion to transfer an asbestos-related late notice reinsurance dispute to a federal court in California (R&Q Reinsurance Company v. The American Insurance Company, No. 16-cv-04199, N.D. Ill.).

(Minute entry order available. Document #12-160715-012R.)

R&Q Reinsurance Co. sued The American Insurance Co. (TAIC) on April 11, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, bringing a claim of breach of contract and asking the court for declaratory relief.

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