In an earlier ruling in this case, the Court had held that the “follow the fortunes” doctrine applied to a request for payment under a reinsurance agreement. The Court then granted the reinsurer a six month period of discovery during which it might take discovery on whether the claims made against its reinsured were within either of two exceptions to the “follow the fortunes” doctrine, i.e., that the claims were manifestly outside the scope of the underlying policy, or that the decision to pay the claims had been fraudulent, collusive, or in bad faith. After the discovery period was completed, the reinsured moved for summary judgment, contending that there was no evidence to support the applicability of either exception to the “follow the fortunes” doctrine. The District Court agreed, and granted the reinsured summary judgment. , Case No. 03-6999, in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (July 28, 2006).
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