Clearwater Can't Kill Seaton, Stonewall Coverage Spat

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has nixed Clearwater Insurance Co.'s attempt to dismiss or stay a reinsurance suit it faces from Seaton Insurance Co. and Stonewall Insurance Co. related to underlying asbestos litigation, ruling that Clearwater had failed to prove that abstention was warranted in light of a related case filed by Clearwater in state court prior to the federal suit.

Judge William E. Smith denied Clearwater's motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on Thursday, determining that the claims were more “comprehensive”...
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