Plaintiffs' Potential Pitfalls When Obtaining Fed. Forum
August 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT
Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled in Addison Automatics Inc. v. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co., No. 13-cv-1922, (N.D. Ill. June 25, 2013), that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a declaratory judgment action brought against an insurer by one plaintiff on its own behalf, where the outcome would have a clear impact on the entire putative class in an underlying class action pending against the insured.
This decision demonstrates the potential difficulty insurers can expect to encounter in obtaining...