A federal district court in Colorado has denied motions for a protective order filed by the insurers in a coverage litigation where Cantex, a third-party assignee to claims against the insurers, asserts causes of action for breach of contract and bad faith. The discovery dispute concerned the scope of Cantex’s Rule 30(b)(6) deposition designations which sought discovery into areas of reserve and reinsurance, claims handling, underwriting, and insurance contract interpretation. The court found that the 30(b)(6) deposition topics on reserve and reinsurance information were relevant when claims of bad faith were still pending. The court therefore denied the motion for a protective order as to those areas of discovery, but permitted the insurers to interpose objections based on privilege as they deem fit. The court further found that discovery seeking testimony relating to the (1) drafting, marketing, and underwriting of the policy, (2) handling of the claims made to the insurers, including the evaluation of the underlying litigation, and (3) interpretation of the insurance policies, was also relevant. The court denied the insurers’ motions for a protective order in their entirety. Phoenix Insurance Co. v. Cantex, Inc., No. 13-cv-00507 (USDC D. Colo. Apr. 14, 2015)