Reinsurers Disclaim Liability in Hurricane Dorian Tortious Interference Action



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MIAMI — Two reinsurers have levied affirmative defenses in a Florida federal lawsuit accusing them of tortiously interfering with a cedent’s settlement of a Hurricane Dorian claim, asserting they were never involved in the handling of the claim or in the procurement of coverage.

In a June 1 answer filed before Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Miami, Federal Insurance Co. and Chubb & Son Inc. assert they owed no fiduciary duties to the policyholders and did not breach any oral contracts.

In September 2017, plaintiffs Casa Besilu LLC and its …






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