Mealey's Insurance - Federal Judge Dismisses Insurer's Fraud Claim Against Insurance Producers

Mealey's Insurance - Federal Judge Dismisses Insurer's Fraud Claim Against Insurance Producers

SCRANTON, Pa. - An insurance company failed to assert a fraud claim against insurance producers based upon a refusal to pay under a producers agreement for a settlement the insurer paid that occurred due to the producers' error, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled March 5, dismissing the claim based upon the "gist of the action" doctrine (United Financial Casualty Co. v. A.M. Skier Agency Inc., et al., No. 13-1291, M.D. Pa.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29111).

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