Court Orders Production Of Reinsurance-Related Discovery

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A federal district court has ordered Westchester Insurance to produce all files and documents in its possession evidencing any reinsurance agreements or related reinsurance communications that pertain to the insured’s policy or to the claim at issue in the litigation. The court ordered the production after the plaintiff insured moved to compel Westchester to produce reinsurance information and several other items of discovery. The court reasoned that where, as here, the insured brings a bad faith action against its insurer, reinsurance documents are relevant and discoverable. Leevac Shipbuilders LLC v. Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Co., Case No. 2:14-cv-00399 (USDC W.D. La. Jan. 15, 2015).



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