Mau et al v. Twin City Fire Insurance Co.
ORDER by Magistrate Judge Charles S. Miller, Jr. denying as moot 7 Motion to Strike. (BG)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NORTH DAKOTA
Robert Mau and Eagle Well Services,
Twin City Fire Insurance Company,
Case No. 1:16-cv-325
On September 15, 2016, defendant filed a motion to strike paragraph 60 of plaintiff's
complaint pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(f). Paragraph 60 of plaintiff's complaint reads as follows:
"The insurance Company has engaged in unfair claim settlement practices including, without
limitation, violation of N.D.C.C. § 26-04-03. Defendant avers that this paragraph should be stricken
on the grounds that it is conclusory and therefore insufficient as a matter of law.
On September 27, 2016, plaintiff filed an amended complaint in which it supplemented
paragraph 60 as follows:
The Insurance Company has engaged in unfair claim settlement practices by
engaging in conduct including, but not limited to:
Knowingly misrepresenting pertinent facts and policy provisions relating to
coverages related to the Claim;
Failing to acknowledge with reasonable
communications related to the Claim;
Failing to adopt and implement reasonable standards for the prompt
investigation of the Claim
(Docket No. 14). Thereafter, defendant filed an answer to the amended complaint that, in pertinent
part, denied the allegations set forth in paragraph 60 of the amended complaint. (Docket No. 16).
Consequently, defendant's motion to strike paragraph 60 of plaintiff's original complaint
(Docket No. 7) is DENIED as being MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 18th day of October, 2016.
/s/ Charles S. Miller, Jr.
Charles S. Miller, Jr., Magistrate Judge
United States District Court
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