Insurer Not Required to Comply With ‘Overly Broad’ Reinsurance Discovery Request, Judge Rules
June 5, 2023
FORT MEYERS, Fla. — A Florida federal magistrate judge has refused to compel Empire Indemnity Insurance Co. to produce reinsurance and reserve information in a hurricane damage coverage dispute, ruling that the discovery requests are overly broad.
In a June 2 order, Magistrate Judge Kyle C. Dudek of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida found the plaintiff “is demanding Empire provide every document created over a five-year period that relates to 28 topics. And while some of the topics are rather discrete, many are not.”
Sandpiper Isle Condominium Association alleges it submitted an insurance claim …