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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday

In Indianapolis Airport Authority v. Travelers Property Casualty Co (SD Ind., Magnus-Stinson), a 29-page opinion, Judge Hamilton writes:

In this diversity-jurisdiction case, the Indianapolis Airport Authority sued Travelers Property Casualty Company of America over Travelers’ partial denial of a claim for coverage arising from an airport construction accident that occurred in 2007. On motions for summary judgment, the district court interpreted the insurance contract in favor of Travelers on several issues. Following summary judgment, the Airport Authority’s case was narrowed to a claim for unreimbursed inspection costs associated with the incident. Then, two weeks before trial was set to begin on that claim, the district court entered an evidentiary order that effectively precluded the Airport Authority from proving that sole remaining claim. The Airport Authority sought entry of final judgment so that it could appeal, and the district court entered judgment in Travelers’ favor. On the Airport Authority’s appeal, we affirm in part and reverse in part the district court’s summary judgment order, and we vacate the evidentiary order for further consideration in light of this opinion.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 18, 2017 10:30 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions