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Utica’s Motion to Seal Summary Judgment Exhibits Denied in Reinsurance Battle With Munich Re

UTICA, N.Y. — A New York federal judge has denied Utica Mutual Insurance Co.’s motion to seal exhibits in support of its motion for summary judgment in a reinsurance dispute with Munich Reinsurance America Inc., finding the presumption of public access outweighs “the almost entirely conclusory assertion of attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine.”

On April 26, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York further held that Utica has failed to provide a factual basis that would allow the court to make “specific, on the record findings that closure is essential to preserve higher ...

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