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APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE [Hon. D. Brock Hornby, U.S. District Judge]

Appellants filed professional malpractice suits in Maine state court against attorneys John Lightbody, Peter Murray, and their law firm Murray, Plumb & Murray (“MPM Law Firm”), which was insured by appellee St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company (“St. Paul”). St. Paul settled at least some of these claims in a 1998 settlement agreement. Appellants then filed a second claim against St. Paul, arising out of alleged malpractice by attorney Murray, under the theory that this claim was not covered by the 1998 agreement with St. Paul. The district court, based on its interpretation of the 1998 agreement, dismissed appellants’ suit for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. For the reasons discussed below, we affirm.

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