A district court in Ohio granted defendants National Indemnity Company (“National”) and Resolute Management, Inc.’s (“Resolute”) motion to dismiss in an asbestos coverage dispute. Plaintiff, industrial manufacturer the William Powell Company (“Powell”), bought 60 million dollars in primary and excess product and liability coverage, eventually assumed by OneBeacon Insurance Company (OneBeacon), with additional coverage for claim defense. OneBeacon procured reinsurance protection through National. National subsequently delegated its claim responsibilities to various companies including Resolute. In 2001, Powell became embroiled in asbestos injury claims to which it sought defense. Powell alleged that National and Resolute “combined to form a racketeering enterprise for the purpose of depriving Powell of its insurance coverage and to profit at Powell’s expense” by rejecting claims and improperly intervening in the defense of those claims. National, OneBeacon, and Resolute sought dismissal of Powell’s various federal and state law claims. The court first rejected plaintiff’s federal RICO claim as it would impede Ohio insurance law to contravene McCarran-Ferguson. In particular, the court noted that an insured my not sue a third-party claims administrator for bad faith nor unfair claims handling. Additionally, a RICO claim “would upset and impair [Ohio’s] regulatory scheme and impede its ability to detect insurance fraud.” Considering next state specific claims, the court found that, without privity, Ohio does not recognize a bad faith claim for the handling of insurance claims. For these and other reasons the court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss. The William Powell Co. v. National Indemnity Co., Case No. 1:14-cv-807 (USDC S.D. Ohio Sept. 30, 2015).