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US Fidelity & Guar. Co. v. Arch Ins. Co. , No. 08-1709

In a dispute between two sureties claiming rights to the same property, plaintiff's appeal requesting review of a district court order summarily dissolving a pretrial attachment is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction under the collateral order doctrine, where the circuit court was unable to discern the basis for the district court's ruling with respect to the unexplained interlocutory order.     

Read US Fidelity & Guar. Co. v. Arch Ins. Co. , No. 08-1709

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided August 25, 2009


Before Boudin and Lipez, Circuit Judges, and Signal, of the District of Maine, sitting by designation.  
Opinion by Lipez, Circuit Judge.


For Appellant:  Bradford R. Carver, with whom Marissa I. Delinks, Bernard D. Posner, and Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP were on brief, for appellant.

For Appellee:  Todd R. Regan, with whom Dennis C. Cavanaugh, Gordon G. Patterson, and Robinson & Cole LLP were on brief, for appellee.