5th Circuit Upholds Insurer's Breach Of Contract Ruling Against Insurance Agent

5th Circuit Upholds Insurer's Breach Of Contract Ruling Against Insurance Agent

NEW ORLEANS - The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 14affirmed summary judgment to an insurer on a breach of contract claim against an insurance agent because the agent is blocked by the doctrine of quasi-estoppel from assertingthat he transferred all liabilities and responsibilities under anagency agreement to another company (American General Life Insurance Co. v. Sheldon Carter Bryan, No. 12-20435, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 16829).

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