9th Circ. Lets Allianz See Docs In Annuities Marketing Suits

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower-court ruling and handed Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America access to a long-sought expert witness's report and related documents in class actions challenging the marketing of annuities to the elderly.

Allianz had jumped into class actions against Midland National Life Insurance Co. and Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co. to score access to a slew of sealed documents related to a report by Zvi Bodie, as well with the report itself. A federal judge in California overseeing...
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