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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Chubb Custom Insurance Company, et al. v The Prudential Insurance Company of America, et al.

6-26-08 (A-47-07)

Although a service of suit clause in an insurance policy is an agreement by the insurer to submit to personal jurisdiction in the court in which the insured has filed a coverage dispute, the clause does not preclude the insurer from instituting its own suit in the first instance, nor does it allow the insured to trump the insurer’s first filing with a later filing of its own. Both parties remain free to seek relief from inappropriate filings under doctrines of judicial economy, including the doctrine of forum non conveniens.