American National Fire Ins. Co. v. York County, No. 08-2439 - U.S. First Circuit
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American National Fire Ins. Co. v. York County, No. 08-2439

District court judgment holding that plaintiff was equitably estopped from pursuing its claim for reimbursement of deductibles related to a class action settlement is affirmed where the: 1) the court properly found that plaintiff's course of conduct in settling the class action was unreasonable and misleading; 2) defendant reasonably believed that its contribution to the settlement fund would absolve it of all liability; and 3) defendant suffered a cognizable detriment through that reliance as it will now be expected to make additional payments.    

Read American Nat'l Fire Ins. Co. v. York County, No. 08-2439

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maine.
Decided August 5, 2009

Judges
Before Howard, Selya and Ebel, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Selya, Circuit Judge.

Counsel
For Appellant: David D. Dowd.

For Appellee: Thomas C. Newman.