A federal judge dismissed Holocaust-era lawsuits against a major Italian insurer. The 20 class-action suits survivors and their heirs filed in New York, Wisconsin, Florida and California against Assicurazioni Generali are pre-empted by a federal policy of resolving Holocaust-era insurance claims voluntarily through a private commission, U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey said in his ruling Oct. 14. Generali lawyers welcomed the dismissal, and said they remain committed to paying all claims.
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