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Federal court finds that fraud claim is not arbitrable
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2010

In a decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, AXA Versicherung AG v. New Hampshire Ins. Co., 05 Civ. 10180 (JSR) (S.D.N.Y. 2010), the court held that certain fraud claims were not a matter of contract interpretation and, therefore, not arbitrable under a provision in a facultative reinsurance agreement that provided for arbitration of disputes “arising out of the interpretation of this agreement.”


Federal court finds that the proper venue for a motion to confirm an arbitration award is the district in which the hearing was held, not where the award was signed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

NGC Network Asia, LLC (“NGC”) and Pacific Group International, Inc. (“PAC”) were parties to an arbitration held in New York


District court finds that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state statute barring out-of-state arbitrations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2010

In Binder v. Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., No. 09-14046 (E.D.Mich. 2010), a breach of contract dispute between the plaintiff (a franchisor) and the defendant (a franchisee) arose out of a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular and subsequent License Agreement (“Agreement”


Second Circuit determines party waived its right to arbitrate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court’s ruling denying the motion of plaintiffs-appellants (collectively “LSED”) to compel arbitration of a dispute with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. (“MLPFS”), finding that LSED waived its right to arbitrate by litigating the case for nearly a year before filing its motion


Ninth Circuit reverses district court’s vacatur of arbitration award
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2010

Zev Lagstein, M.D. filed a claim for benefits under a disability policy issued by Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London (“Lloyd’s”) after he developed heart disease and other ailments


Cedent contends that US Supreme Court should resolve circuit split concerning whether convention preempts state law precluding arbitration
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

In a case we have been following on www.insurereinsure.com (click here for our most recent post), the Louisiana Safety Association of Timberman-Self Insurers Fund ("LSAT") recently filed a supplemental brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari to address whether the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "Convention") preempts a Louisiana Statute that bars enforcement of arbitration agreements in insurance or reinsurance contracts


U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear dispute concerning preemptive effect of New York Convention on state law barring arbitration
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2010

In a case we have been following on www.insurereinsure.com, Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen Self Insured Fund v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari to hear a dispute between an insurance pool and its reinsurer concerning whether the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention") preempts a Louisiana statute that bars enforcement of arbitration agreements in insurance or reinsurance contracts


Second Circuit affirms district court’s decision to reappoint arbitrator who had resigned
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

Yesterday, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's decision in which the court held that an arbitrator who had previously resigned was able to rejoin the arbitration panel


Eleventh Circuit rules that party did not waive its right to arbitrate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2010

In Citibank, N.A. v. Stok & Associates, P.A., No. 09-13556 (11th Cir. July 20, 2010), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a party did not waive its right to compel arbitration even though it initially participated in the court proceeding


Fifth Circuit compels arbitration, holding that parties clearly intended arbitrator to decide issues of arbitrability
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2010

Plaintiffs purchased disability insurance from First American National, which later became known as defendant Regions Bank ("Regions"