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Court compels arbitration of multiple plaintiffs notwithstanding “narrow” arbitration agreement

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2012

A court compelled arbitration of a dispute between an insurer and an affiliated group of multinational companies, despite the fact that the agreement to arbitrate was “narrow,” signed by only one of the plaintiff companies, and subject to a statute of limitations defense that state law permitted to be addressed in court

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

Stay of premature arbitration did not render subsequent proceedings or award void

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2011

Where a court of appeals reversed a lower court's order compelling arbitration, and mandated a stay of ongoing arbitration proceedings, the proceedings conducted in arbitration both before and after the institution of the stay were not void

Court confirms reinsurance arbitration orders over timeliness and finality concerns; refuses to strike confidential facts in petition

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2012

A court has granted two unopposed petitions to confirm two arbitration orders under the New York Convention, in what was a dispute over documentation requirements of a forty-year old asbestos claims reinsurance agreement between Century Indemnity Company and certain London market reinsurers (LMRs

Declaratory relief action rejected as a means to challenge interlocutory arbitration orders for lack of “ripeness”

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2013

In an arbitration related to an uninsured motorist insurance claim, the insured twice challenged the arbitrators' discovery rulings by filing

Second Circuit orders dismissal of suit to confirm a Peruvian arbitration award in New York on forum non conveniens grounds

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2012

The Peruvian arbitration awarded over $21 million in connection with a consulting agreement for engineering studies on water and sewage services in Peru

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