FREDERICK, MD - A federal judge has refused to
dismiss a lawsuit filed by an insurance agent over the suspected death of Robyn
Gardner of Frederick, Md.
A subsidiary of American Express is
suing Gary Giordano of Gaithersburg, Md. over a travel insurance policy he took out in Gardner's name.
Giordano took out the policy before
the pair's trip to Aruba,
where Gardner vanished. The lawsuit says the policy isn't enforceable
because the couple was never married.
was arrested in Aruba
in connection with Gardner's disappearance in August 2011. He
was later released after a judge ruled prosecutors didn't have enough evidence
to hold him.