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Equitable estoppel cannot compel arbitration against non-signatories where claims were based on statute and not contract
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

In a putative class anti-trust action brought by retail grocers against wholesale grocers, a divided panel of the Eighth Circuit recently reversed


Arbitration provisions in ancillary agreements do not warrant arbitration as to issues arising out of the principal agreement
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2008

In a case presenting a messy set of facts, a federal district court ordered the arbitration of certain claims, allowed litigation to proceed as to other claims, but ordered a stay of the litigation pending the outcome of the arbitration


Round-up of decisions vacating or confirming arbitration awards
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Following is a summary of court decisions, some confirming, others vacating, arbitral awards


McCarran-Ferguson Act does not permit state law to invalidate contractual provision for arbitration under international treaty
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2008

Plaintiff Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen - Self Insurers (“LSAT”) filed an action in federal district court in Louisiana seeking to enforce the assignment of a reinsurance contract entered into between its predecessor in interest, Safety National Casualty Corporation (“SNCC”), and SNCC’s reinsurer, Certain Underwriters at Llloyd’s, London (“Lloyd’s”


New York court orders that umpire be appointed to complete reinsurance arbitration panel
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2013

Petitioner American Home Assurance Company sought appointment of an umpire, or a third arbitrator under certain treaties, to preside over


Participation in New York arbitration not an implicit waiver of sovereign immunity under the FSIA
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA, Argentina
  • February 12 2013

A pro se attorney sued his former clients, Argentina's economic ministry and a reinsurance company owned by the Argentine government, for malicious


Fee-shifting provision in arbitration clause unenforceable when certain federal statutory rights are at issue
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2012

In an employment dispute, a Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation which broadly interpreted the arbitration provision in an employment agreement in favor of arbitration


Court compels FINRA arbitration of employment dispute
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Kevin Imhoff left his job as a broker for Primerica, for whom he sold various securities and insurance products, to go work for a competitor


Motion to dismiss claim for breach of confidentiality agreement in reinsurance arbitration denied
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2012

INA Reinsurance recently moved to dismiss or to stay an action initiated by Utica Mutual Insurance arising out of the alleged breach of three confidentiality agreements, including one entered as an order in the parties’ pending reinsurance arbitration


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