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Mont. Federal Judge Transfers Discovery Disputes to N.Y. in Reinsurance Fraud Case

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana federal magistrate judge has transferred to New York federal court two discovery disputes in a lawsuit in which a reinsurer and its agent allege that they were bilked out of $9.3 million in a reinsurance scheme, explaining that the issuing court is in the best position to resolve the issues.

On April 12, Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana further ruled that the risk of inconsistent rulings is high and that issues regarding the scope of discovery are more properly resolved by the issuing court, which is ...

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