Fla. Federal Judge Remands Coverage Action Involving Deadly Plane Crash
February 19, 2021
MIAMI — A Florida federal judge has remanded a lawsuit seeking coverage for a deadly Columbian plane crash, ruling that Tokio Marine Kiln Syndicates Ltd.’s removal was improper because it was not named as a defendant and brought under the state court’s authority prior to its notice of removal.
In a Feb. 1 order, Judge Aileen Cannon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida further ruled that third-party defendants like Tokio Marine are not entitled to removal under the general removal statute.
A plane that was carrying the Brazilian Chapecoense soccer team and others crashed …
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