$10M Harvey Claims Against Insurers To Stay In Fed. Court

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A Galveston County, Texas, school district seeking up to $10 million from its insurers for Hurricane Harvey damage lost its bid Monday to have some of its claims returned to state court, after a Texas judge found it was "irrelevant" that the suit targets some nonsignatories to an underlying arbitration agreement.

The lawsuit filed by Hitchcock Independent School District accuses Lloyd's of London underwriters and a gaggle of foreign and domestic insurers of "dramatically" underestimating damage to its property caused by the August 2017 storm and turning a blind eye to the extent of the loss.

The defendants removed the litigation...

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