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Miami Turns Heat On Insurer Over Police Liability Suits

Law360 (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The city of Miami on Friday escalated its fight with State National Insurance Co. over certain contract requirements, filing a countersuit that named the insurer as a defendant in connection with underlying wrongful conduct liability lawsuits against city police officers.

The case, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, began in October when the insurer sued the city, accusing it of denying its responsibility to make "self-insured retention" payments, which are akin to deductibles, in connection with wrongful conduct suits against the...
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