A court granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss in a case involving the alleged miscalculation and underpayment of amounts owed to plaintiff Lincoln General Insurance Company by defendant U.S. Auto Insurance Services, Inc. We covered this litigation in a May 11, 2009 post. Lincoln General was the reinsurer of a variety of auto insurance policies sold by U.S. Auto, as managing general agent for State and County Mutual Fire Insurance Company. U.S. Auto sought dismissal on variety of grounds, including that a memorandum of understanding entered by the parties in a 2007 lawsuit between the parties necessitated dismissal of claims not raised in that earlier suit. The court, however, found that the memorandum did not limit the available causes of action in the later suit to those delineated in the 2007 suit, so the motion to dismiss on this ground was denied. Defendants also claimed that an “Assignment of Rights” between State and County and Lincoln General was invalid because it contained a “revocability clause.” The court noted, however, the absence of any case or statute saying a court must ignore the manifested intent of the parties in declaring the assignment void on revocability grounds. The court did dismiss Lincoln General’s claims of alter ego liability against others for U.S. Auto’s breaches of contract, fiduciary duty, and conversion because Lincoln General voluntarily withdrew these claims. Lincoln General Insurance Co. v. U.S. Auto Insurance Services, Inc., No. 10-CV-2307-B (USDC N.D. Tex. Aug. 18, 2011).