National Fire Gets Assurance Coverage Denial Suit Tossed

Law360, Chicago (December 13, 2011, 6:05 PM EST) -- A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday tossed Assurance Co. of America's suit accusing National Fire & Marine Insurance Co. of wrongfully denying coverage in 116 construction defect actions, finding the complaint too lacking in factual allegations to stand.

U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt granted National Fire's motion to dismiss, without prejudice, Assurance's second amended complaint claiming that National Fire improperly refused to provide defense coverage in construction-defect and Chapter 40 proceedings against entities that it and Assurance had both, at some point, insured. Assurance did...
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