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District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2010

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”

New York federal court vacates arbitration award based on evident partiality

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

Scandinavian Reinsurance Company Limited (“Scandinavian Re”) and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul Reinsurance Company, Ltd. and St. Paul Re (Bermuda) Ltd. (collectively “St. Paul”) entered into a retrocessional agreement under which St. Paul ceded a portion of its casualty reinsurance portfolio to Scandinavian Re

New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws

Federal court denies insured’s motion to vacate arbitration award: finds that reinsurer was not indispensable party to dispute, arbitrators had authority to award attorneys’ fees, and manifest disregard of the law is no longer viable

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2010

Plaintiffs sued their insurer, Northbrook Indemnity Company, which removed the case to federal court and moved to compel arbitration

Ninth Circuit confirms arbitration award, holds that panel’s ex parte meeting with certain expert witnesses did not justify vacatur

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2010

Petitioner United States Life Insurance Company (“U.S. Life”) reinsured workers’ compensation policies issued by five insurers domiciled in California

District court denies motion to stay, holds that potential for unnecessary arbitration-related expenses does not constitute irreparable harm or clear hardship

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

Plaintiff B.D. Cooke & Partners Limited, as Assignee of Citizens Casualty Company of New York (in Liquidation) (“Cooke”), filed a lawsuit against defendant Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (“Underwriters”

United States Supreme Court asks for federal government's opinion on applicability of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to the New York Convention

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court recently asked the Solicitor General to file a brief on behalf of the United States expressing its views on whether the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention") and the federal legislation that enforces it, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), are subject to the reverse preemption provision of the McCarran-Ferguson Act

Ninth Circuit reverses district court’s vacatur of arbitration award

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2010

Zev Lagstein, M.D. filed a claim for benefits under a disability policy issued by Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London (“Lloyd’s”) after he developed heart disease and other ailments

Federal court finds that fraud claim is not arbitrable

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2010

In a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, AXA Versicherung AG v. New Hampshire Ins. Co., 05 Civ. 10180 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y. 2010), the court held that certain fraud claims were not a matter of contract interpretation and, therefore, not arbitrable under a provision in a facultative reinsurance agreement that provided for arbitration of disputes “arising out of the interpretation of this agreement.”

California federal court finds that issue of whether commutation terminated certain reinsurance contracts was for the arbitration panel to decide

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2010

Petitioner Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") moved to confirm an arbitration award against Respondents Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation and San Diego Insurance Company