Insurer Dodges Suit Over BB&T Defense Coverage

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co. on Wednesday ducked Branch Banking & Trust Co.’s suit claiming it failed to provide a proper defense after the bank lost a case involving priority claims on a $29 million property in Henderson, Nev.

Judge James C. Mahan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada granted Commonwealth’s motion to dismiss and its motion to strike the plaintiff’s amended complaint.

In dismissing the case, Judge Mahan agreed with Commonwealth that BB&T’s claims were “unripe” because the bank was undergoing...
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