Plaintiff Excalibur Reinsurance Corporation (“Excalibur”) sought a preliminary injunction in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to enjoin Defendants Select Insurance Company and the Travelers Indemnity Company from proceeding with litigation on the same issues in the District of Connecticut. Excalibur argued that without the injunction, it would need to post security in the Connecticut action, an action that would deplete its corporate assets and seriously affect its liquidity. The district court, however, denied Excalibur’s preliminary injunction because it found that Excalibur would not be “irreparably harmed” if the request were denied. The court found that Excalibur would recover posted funds in Connecticut if it prevailed. It also noted that a sworn statement by its Assistant Vice President was insufficient evidence to demonstrate the potential injury the company faced from posting security in two different matters.
Excalibur Reinsurance Corp. v. Select Ins. Comp., No. 15-2522 (USDC E.D. PA. June 2, 2015)