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Mealey's Insurance - Insurer Cannot Add Breach Of Contract Claim In Asbestos Coverage Dispute

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota federal magistrate judge on Dec. 17 granted an insurer's motion to amend its complaint as it pertained to deleting allegations but denied the motion as it pertained to adding a breach of implied contract claim against the insured in an asbestos coverage dispute because the insurer could have and should have added the claim prior to the court's scheduling deadline for filing amended pleadings (The Continental Insurance Co. v. Daikin Applied Americas Inc., No. 17-552, D. Minn., 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216639).
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