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Federal Judge Refuses to Remand $45 Million Reinsurance Action

HOUSTON - A Texas federal judge refused to remand a $45 million coverage dispute to state court, finding that the third-party reinsurer defendants did not waive their right of removal because they were not parties to the underlying insurance contract or its forum selection clause. Huntsman Corp. v. International Risk Insurance Co. v. ACE American Insurance Co., No. 4:08-cv-01542 (S.D. Texas).

In a Sept. 26 order, Judge Lee H. Rosenthal of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas denied Huntsman Corp.'s motion to remand the case to the Jefferson County (Texas) District Court.

Huntsman Corp. is seeking ...

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