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Court refuses to enjoin attorneys who allegedly breached confidentiality agreement in reinsurance arbitration

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2013

On May 1, 2012, we reported on the Second Circuit's affirmance of a denial of Utica Mutual Insurance Company's motion to disqualify R & Q Reinsurance

Counsel permitted to represent former client’s adversary despite awareness of former client’s “predilections” on the selection of an arbitrator

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2011

In an action by a former client to disqualify its former attorney from representing an adversary in an impending reinsurance arbitration, disqualification was denied because the two matters were "neither the same nor substantially similar."

Eighth Circuit: broad service of suit provision in insurance policy endorsement precludes arbitration

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2013

In a prior post, we reported the district court's denial of the insurer's motion to compel arbitration in Union Electric Co. v. Aegis Energy

Second Circuit affirms waiver of removal based on service of suit provision in reinsurance treaty

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2010

In two prior posts (December 8, 2009 and February 11, 2010), we reported on Dinallo v Dunav Ins. Co., a case between a liquidator of an insurance company and the company’s reinsurer, Dunav Re

State law requiring “jurisdiction of action” in courts for insurance disputes rendered arbitration clause void

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

The Washington Supreme Court affirmed the denial of a motion to compel arbitration in an insurance dispute, based on a state statute that prohibits

Confidential arbitration award against AXA Re confirmed without opposition

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

A court recently confirmed an arbitration award against AXA Re in a reinsurance dispute involving reinsurance contracts entered into by predecessor companies in the 1970s

Federal judge confirms reinsurance arbitration award

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2010

After arbitration between insurers Praetorian Insurance Co. (fka Insurance Corporation of Hannover) and Clarendon Insurance Group Inc., and their reinsurer, American Constantine Insurance Co., the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an unopposed petition to confirm the $7 million arbitration award

Court refuses to seal from public record arbitration award related to reinsurance of airlines involved in 911 attacks

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2012

The court granted an unopposed petition to confirm an arbitration award that found that the 911 attacks on the World Trade center should be deemed one “event” for purposes of liability under aviation reinsurance contracts

State insurance law that precludes arbitration preempted in favor of the FAA under the Liability Risk Retention Act

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2011

A court recently compelled arbitration in a dispute between an insured and an insurer-risk retention group, concluding that the McCarren-Ferguson Act did not mandate the enforcement of a state anti-arbitration law over the FAA and broad arbitration agreements between the parties

Arbitration denied where proponent lacked “sufficiently close” relationship to arbitration agreement

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 22 2011

Arbitration was denied in a putative class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act brought by two cell phone users against Collecto Inc., a collection agency contracted by Verizon and AT&T