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Superstorm Sandy litigation ruling on hold pending parallel mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2014

By way of update to our previous report on 8 May 2013, on 12 August 2014 the New York federal court managing the consolidated Superstorm Sandy

Third Circuit reaffirms the difficulty of binding a non-signatory to arbitration

  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2014

Federal law's much-talked-about presumption in favor of enforcing arbitration clauses has its limits. On August 11, 2014, the United States Court of

Court denies petition to appoint arbitration umpire in retrocession dispute

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

Odyssey Reinsurance Co. petitioned the court to appoint an umpire to serve in arbitration with its retrocessionaries, certain Lloyd's underwriters

New York court rejects bid to compel arbitration of reinsurance dispute

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2014

A New York federal district court denied Transatlantic Reinsurance Company's petition to compel National Indemnity Company ("NICO") to submit to

Irish High Court rules on effect of an assignment on agreement to arbitrate

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • July 29 2014

In Stewart v McKenna 2014 IEHC 301, the Irish High Court considered whether a purported assignment of the benefit of an insurance policy, and an

Federal district court upholds foreign reinsurer’s right to remove action to federal court

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2014

The Court for the Middle District of Louisiana upheld a magistrate's ruling denying a motion to remand filed by the Louisiana Commerce and Trade

Update banking & finance - July 2014

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
  • -
  • July 28 2014

We are pleased once again to be able to report on some interesting statutory reforms, court rulings and developments in international arbitration

Court refuses to compel nonsignatory to join reinsurance arbitration

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2014

On April 8, 2014, we reported on National Indemnity Company's ("NICO") attempt in a Nebraska federal district court to enjoin Transatlantic

Winning isn’t everything: insurer’s arbitration success does not prevent claim for bad faith failure to settle

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2014

After he was rear-ended by a driver without insurance, the plaintiff in Maslo v. Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, No. B249271 (Cal. App. Ct. June 27

Recent developments in pre-judgment challenges to arbitrator bias

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

Federal courts have long had power under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") to vacate an arbitral award because of arbitrator bias. See 9 U.S.C