An insurance carrier can’t reinstate its legal malpractice claim against an in-house lawyer for Camden County, N.J., over her handling of an automotive injury suit after agreeing to a $6.5 million settlement of a coverage dispute with the county in the case, a federal judge in Camden, N.J., has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman ruled that the State National Insurance Co. failed to demonstrate the extraordinary circumstances necessary to grant its motion under Federal Civil Procedure Rule 60(b)(6) to renew the malpractice claim after its dismissal.

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