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Attorneys Kristi Brownson and Lindsey Streicher Secure Important Order in Declaratory Judgment Action

On January 11, 2018, Brownson • Norby attorneys Kristi Brownson and Lindsey Streicher secured a favorable order granting a motion for default judgment against a non-responsive party (“Insured”) in North Dakota Federal Court.

This victory is notable because the Court not only directed entry of default judgment against the Insured, but further specifically held that there is “no obligation” under the insurance policy for the insurer to defend or indemnify the Insured. This decision crystallizes the importance of diligence and demonstrates the seriousness that the timelines in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure must be afforded to properly effectuate the cardinal rule that courts and parties must proceed in a manner to “secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.”

Click the link below to see the order.

Order Granting Motion for Default Judgment

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