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Reinsurance update - October 2014

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • October 9 2014

This edition provides an update of recent developments of interest to the global reinsurance industry. On the US side, the US Case Note highlights a

New York federal court allows attorney disqualification claim to proceed

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • October 6 2014

A New York federal court recently denied a motion to dismiss a claim filed by two reinsurers, Employers Insurance Company of Wausau and National

Federal law governing foreign risk retention groups preempts state law that prohibits mandatory arbitration clauses in insurance policies

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • October 1 2014

The Nebraska Supreme Court has held that Nebraska's statute prohibiting mandatory arbitration clauses in insurance policies is preempted by the

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

Arbitration denied in class action where plaintiff’s trust was a party to arbitration agreement, but plaintiff was not

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • September 22 2014

In a life settlement transaction, in which a life insurance policy is sold by its owner to another for more than its cash-surrender value but less

Missouri federal district court enforces forum selection clause

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2014

In Union Electric Company v. Energy Insurance Mutual Limited, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri changed its mind

Loss transfer limitation rolls along

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 12 2014

The Superior Court has upheld an arbitrator's decision, finding that loss transfer is subject to a two-year rolling limitation period. In Economical

Missouri court denies reconsideration of order quashing subpoena of un-issued arbitration award

  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
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  • USA
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  • September 4 2014

Lincoln Memorial Insurance Company and Hannover Life Reinsurance Company of America became engaged in a long-running reinsurance dispute, arising

Superstorm Sandy litigation ruling on hold pending parallel mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • USA
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  • 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