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Reinsurers Seek Production of Post-Settlement Allocation Communications from Lamorak

BOSTON — Certain London Market Reinsurers (LMR) have asked a federal judge to compel Lamorak Insurance Co. to produce discovery regarding its allocation of reinsurance billings for its 2009 settlement of underlying pollution claims.

In a June 26 motion filed before Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, LMR maintain that the post-settlement allocation communications are not privileged simply because an attorney was a party to the communications.

“Further, the post-settlement allocation documents are business records — created in order to bill reinsurers — not attorney work product,” LMR argue. “Lamorak cannot ...

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