Calif. Construction Cos.' Bid To Revive Negligence Suit Nixed

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court refused Monday to revive construction companies' professional negligence and constructive fraud claims in a suit over a failed workers' compensation program, finding that a document they obtained after discovery didn't give them grounds to amend their complaint.

The appeals judges affirmed a lower court's ruling that an agreement involving Diversified Risk Insurance Brokers, the seller of the workers' comp program, didn't support new allegations that it was the general agent of the program's administrator or that Diversified and the administrator had a...
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