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NEW YORK, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Mortgage insurer MGIC Investment Corp MTG.N said on Tuesday it advised the New York Insurance Department that it is the preliminary assessment of MGIC's management that MGIC is not obligated to complete its pending merger with Radian Group Inc. RDN.N.
MGIC said Radian disagrees with MGIC management’s preliminary assessment.
In February, MGIC said it planned to buy rival Radian for roughly $5.5 billion.
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