Plaintiffs Oppose Reinsurer’s Removal of Plane Crash Coverage Action to Federal Court
November 12, 2020
MIAMI — Plaintiffs in a proposed insurance and reinsurance coverage action arising from a deadly Columbian plane crash have opposed a reinsurer’s removal of the action to federal court, arguing that their claims do not arise under federal law.
In an Oct. 19 motion to remand filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the plaintiffs contend that the claims are not preempted by federal law because the proposed defendants are not airline carriers, but rather an insurance company, a reinsurer (Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd.) and an insurance agent.
On Nov. 28, 2016, a plane …