No Bifurcation For Zurich Claims In $7.4M Mine Suit

Law360, New York (April 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to break off bad-faith-related claims from a dispute between Zurich American Insurance Co. and silver mine operator Coeur Rochester Inc. over whether Zurich must pay $7.4 million for losses stemming from a mine wall collapse.

On Thursday, Judge Edward C. Reed Jr. issued a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada denying Zurich’s request to bifurcate the case — which was initially filed by Zurich in February 2008 in an effort to secure a declaration that it...
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