STORY FROM: Reinsurance & Arbitration
Documents Relating to Utica’s Reinsurance Billing for Goulds Pumps Claims Not Privileged, Munich Re Asserts
November 6, 2015
UTICA, N.Y. — Following a discovery order in a reinsurance case involving Goulds Pumps asbestos liabilities, Munich Reinsurance America Inc. has asked a New York federal court to compel Utica Mutual Insurance Co. to produce certain documents and communications, asserting they are neither privileged nor protected by attorney-client privilege.
In a Nov. 4 supplemental letter brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, MRAm Re asserts that its requests for information concerning Utica’s reinsurance billings “were not unusual or outside the scope of what a reinsurance biller could obtain from the claims handler ...