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Wash. Federal Judge Limits Request for Reinsurance Documents in Fidelity Bond Coverage Case

SEATTLE — A plaintiff’s demand that insurers produce all documents “related” to its contested claim for coverage, including documents concerning the meaning of the disputed policy terms, and reinsurance policies, is too broad and should be limited, a Washington federal judge has ruled.

On April 5, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington limited the scope of the requests to materials from the period of 2004 through 2008; that contemplate a dispute over the meaning of the relevant policy term; in the context of a fidelity bond insurance policy like the ones ...

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