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Appeal dismissed in Northwestern NationalInsco reinsurance dispute

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2012

The Second Circuit has dismissed an appeal arising from a reinsurance dispute between Northwestern National Insurance Company and Insco, Ltd

Parties agree to dismissal of action after liberty mutual petitions court to appoint arbitrator

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2012

A lawsuit involving a reinsurance dispute has been voluntarily dismissed so that it may proceed in arbitration

Court confirms arbitration award despite manifest disregard claims and argument that panel exceeded its authority

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2012

This petition for vacatur followed the last of three arbitrations between American Centennial Insurance Company, a company with its principal place of business in Delaware, and Global International Reinsurance Company, a Barbados company, pursuant to a reinsurance agreement between the parties

Arbitration round-up

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2010

Amway Global v. Woodward, Case No. 09-12946 (USDC E.D. Mich. Sept. 30, 2010) (rejecting multiple manifest disregard of law challenges, including that arbitrator, in applying Michigan law, failed to follow Fifth Circuit ruling that plaintiff’s standard agreement was illusory and unenforceable under Texas law

Ninth Circuit reverses confirmation of arbitration award based on improper forum

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2010

The Ninth Circuit has reversed and remanded a district court's confirmation of an arbitration award because the plaintiffcounterclaim defendant, a manufacturer located in Belarus, established a defense under the New York Convention

Third Circuit holds that a party cannot “opt out” of the Federal Arbitration Act in its entirety

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2010

The Third Circuit has affirmed a judgment in favor of several foreign reinsurers confirming arbitration awards against the statutory liquidator (the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner) for two insolvent insurance companies, but reversed a sanctions award against the Commissioner

Excess insurer’s reinsurer not liable to primary insurer

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2010

This case focused on whether the entire amount of a $3.2 million settlement of medical malpractice claims that was reached in an arbitration was covered by a primary insurance policy issued by Texas Farmers Insurance

Hall Street Associates does not bar a remand to an arbitration panel for clarification of the award

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2010

A trial court's judgment confirming an arbitration award and awarding certain pre- and post-judgment interest to the defendant insurance companies was unsuccessfully appealed, the appellate court determining that an earlier remand to the arbitration panel was proper because, among other things, nothing in the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc. precluded that procedure

Motion to compel reinsurance arbitration granted, then withdrawn

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 22 2010

A federal district granted a motion to compel arbitration between parties to a reinsurance treaty, which motion was subsequently withdrawn by the moving party, Century Indemnity

Court refuses confirmation of arbitration award to avoid making substantive rulings on contract issues

  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2010

A motion to compel arbitration and to stay a case was granted to prevent the court from having to intepret certain reinsurance contracts that contain the arbitration agreements