Coast Guard Shipbuilder Escapes Sanctions In Insurance Row

Law360, Washington (January 27, 2014, 5:32 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday refused to sanction Bollinger Shipyards Inc. for purportedly inadequate discovery responses in a coverage spat with XL Specialty Insurance Co. for a now-dismissed False Claims Act suit over modifications the shipbuilder made to U.S. Coast Guard boats, criticizing both sides for their vague and confusing communication.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson Jr. said in his order Friday that XL's motions for sanctions and to compel Bollinger to adequately respond to its discovery requests were "overly broad and unduly vague,"...
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