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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 district court finds that arbitrator lacks the authority to issue pre-hearing deposition subpoena to non-party under the Federal Arbitration Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

Helene Tomasian, a non-party to an arbitration between Ware and C.D. Peacock, Inc., moved to quash an arbitrator’s subpoena compelling her attendance at a pre-hearing deposition


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


California federal court finds that issue of whether commutation terminated certain reinsurance contracts was for the arbitration panel to decide
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2010

Petitioner Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada ("Sun Life") moved to confirm an arbitration award against Respondents Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Golden Eagle Insurance Corporation and San Diego Insurance Company


Second Circuit finds that reinsurer’s fraud claims are not arbitrable, but reverses district court’s judgment and holds that those claims are time-barred, relieving cedents of liability
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2010

Defendants, certain ceding companies, appealed a judgment from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York holding them liable for fraudulently inducing the plaintiff reinsurer to enter into two reinsurance facilities


Fourth Circuit rules that panel did not exceed the scope of its powers and declines to opine whether manifest disregard of the law is available after Hall Street
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2010

In a recent decision by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, MCI Constructors, LLC v. City of Greensboro, No. 09-1600 (4th Cir. July 1, 2010), the court held that the district court did not err in denying motions to vacate certain arbitration awards


Second Circuit finds that class arbitration waiver clause is unconscionable, refuses to compel arbitration
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2010

In Fensterstock v. Education Finance Partners and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., plaintiff Fensterstock commenced a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against Education Finance Partners and Affiliated Computer Services for engaging in fraudulent and deceptive practices in connection with the issuance of student loans


United States Supreme Court asks for federal government's opinion on applicability of the McCarran-Ferguson Act to the New York Convention
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court recently asked the Solicitor General to file a brief on behalf of the United States expressing its views on whether the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention") and the federal legislation that enforces it, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), are subject to the reverse preemption provision of the McCarran-Ferguson Act


New York federal court vacates arbitration award based on evident partiality
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2010

Scandinavian Reinsurance Company Limited (“Scandinavian Re”) and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul Reinsurance Company, Ltd. and St. Paul Re (Bermuda) Ltd. (collectively “St. Paul”) entered into a retrocessional agreement under which St. Paul ceded a portion of its casualty reinsurance portfolio to Scandinavian Re


Massachusetts federal court addresses manifest disregard of the law standard, finds that panel’s decision to limit discovery and witness testimony did not provide a basis to vacate award
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

In OneBeacon America Insurance Co. v. Swiss Reinsurance America Corporation, 09-CV-11495-PBS (D.Mass. December 23, 2010), a motion was brought by petitioner OneBeacon to vacate an arbitration award on the basis that the arbitrators were guilty of misconduct for refusing to permit necessary discovery and hear certain evidence