Zurich Can't Forum Shop In Taped Call Coverage Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 3:02 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday denied Zurich American Insurance Co.’s bid to dismiss or transfer one of two dueling declaratory judgment suits over coverage of a class action alleging DS Waters of America Inc. recorded customer calls.

Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. determined that Zurich did not have a right to dictate the venue of the dispute simply because the insurer filed its complaint in California one day before DS Waters filed its own suit in Georgia, saying that Zurich’s attempts to invoke the first-filed...
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