Judge: Adjuster For Insurance Company Cannot Be Sued

SEATTLE - A nondiverse insurance adjuster was fraudulently joined by a couple dissatisfied with the handling of their fire claim, a Washington federal judge said in an opinion filed Jan. 22, dismissing consumer and insurance claims against the adjuster and denying remand to state court (Randy and Monica Garoutte v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, et al., No. 2:12-cv-1787, W.D. Wash.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8559).

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