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Ninth Circuit confirms arbitration award, holds that panel’s ex parte meeting with certain expert witnesses did not justify vacatur
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

Petitioner United States Life Insurance Company (“U.S. Life”) reinsured workers’ compensation policies issued by five insurers domiciled in California


District court denies motion to stay, holds that potential for unnecessary arbitration-related expenses does not constitute irreparable harm or clear hardship
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

Plaintiff B.D. Cooke & Partners Limited, as Assignee of Citizens Casualty Company of New York (in Liquidation) (“Cooke”), filed a lawsuit against defendant Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London (“Underwriters”


Connecticut Appellate Court affirms summary judgment holding that insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in negligence claim brought by stabbing victim
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

The Connecticut Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment holding that an insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured in a negligence action brought by a women who was stabbed twenty-four times by the insured


Third Circuit rules that clear and unambiguous intent is required to opt out of the removal provision and vacatur standards of the FAA and convention
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 4 2010

A recent decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Ario, Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in his official capacity as the statutory liquidator of Legion Insurance Company (in liquidation) v. The Underwriting Members of Syndicate 53 at Lloyd’s for the 1998 Year of Account, No. 09-1921, 09-2989 and 09-2991 (3d Cir. 2010), involved a dispute between the Liquidator of Legion and Villanova, as cedents, and The Underwriting Members of Syndicate 53 at Lloyd’s for the 1998 Year of Account, as reinsurers, which concerned whether the cedents had properly underwrote the business described in the reinsurance placement materials


SEC and US Attorney accuse Costa Rican life insurance bond company of $670 million fraud
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office have brought actions against Costa Rica-based Provident Capital Indemnity, LTD, an insurance and reinsurance company that purported to provide bonds guaranteeing life insurance settlements, but was instead allegedly perpetrating a $670 million fraudulent scheme


Eighth Circuit holds that the collapse of seven stories of decorative brick veneer is not a “collapse of a part of a building”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2011

In Council Tower Ass’n v. Axis Specialty Ins. Co., No. 09-3900, 2011 WL 31519 (8th Cir. 2011), the Eight Circuit considered whether, under Missouri law, the falling of seven stories of a twenty-six-story exterior brick veneer was a covered “collapse” of a building


Second Circuit denies cedent's motion for a rehearing in follow the fortunes case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2011

We recently blogged about the Second Circuit's decision in Arrowood Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Westport Ins. Corp., No. 10-cv-0397 (2d Cir. 2010), in which an appellate panel held that a reinsurer had no obligation to indemnify its cedent for losses outside the scope of the treaty at issue


Ninth Circuit affirms ruling that reinsurer has no duty to contribute to settlement payment where reinsured excess policy was not triggered
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

Texas Farmers Insurance Company ("Texas Farmers") issued claims-made insurance policies (transformed into occurrence-based policies through endorsement) to Kaiser Permanente, a medical facility, for the policy periods of 4999-4900, 4900-4901, and 4901-4902


Federal Court Orders Party to Produce Copies of its Reinsurance Agreements Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

Plaintiff moved to compel production of defendant American Red Cross' reinsurance agreements


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