Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Larson v. American Family Mutual Ins. Co.
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Larson retains attorney Brad Ross-Shannon to pursue a claim against their homeowners’ insurance company, which failed to pay a house fire claim. The attorney did not pursue the claim because he was seeking to be hired to represent the same insurance company in other matters. Larson obtains new counsel and sues the insurance company. The insurance company removes the case to federal court on the basis of diversity. Larson later seeks to add Ross-Shannon as an additional defendant in the case for breach of contract and bad faith for delaying payment of the claim.
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