9th Cir. Denies Rehearing in Applied Underwriters Exclusive Jurisdiction Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO — The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to revisit its ruling upholding dismissal of an action in which Applied Underwriters Inc. (AUI) accused California insurance regulators of unlawfully planning to shut down its former affiliate, California Insurance Co. (CIC), as part of a long-running “vendetta” involving AUI’s “EquityComp” workers’ compensation program.

The appellate court denied AUI’s petition for rehearing on Aug. 1, letting stand its ruling that the exclusive jurisdiction rule applies to the action.

AUI and its affiliate, Applied Risk Services Inc., filed the action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District …


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