The court confirmed a final arbitration award in favor of the Petitioner, Employers Insurance Company of Wausau (“Wausau”), pursuant to Section 9 of the Federal Arbitration Action (FAA). Wausau and Ace Property and Casualty Insurance Company (“ACE”) were parties to three separate reinsurance agreements that contained individual arbitration clauses. In January 2014, ACE demanded arbitration relating to various issues. The three-person panel concluded its arbitration and issued an order resolving all remaining issues. Without opposition from ACE, the court confirmed the arbitration award.
Accompanying its petition seeking confirmation, Wausau filed a motion to keep all case filings under seal. It is typically “unnecessary to unseal documents that relate solely to the substance of the arbitration,” but other documents for which Wausau did not provide a basis to keep them under seal, were ordered unsealed. Emp’rs Ins. Co. of Wausau v. Ace Prop. & Cas. Is. Co., Case No. 2016-cv-00097 (W.D.Wis. Feb. 17, 2016); Emp’rs Ins. Co. of Wausau v. Ace Prop. & Cas. Is. Co., Case No. 16-cv-97-bbc (W.D.Wis. Mar. 22, 2016).