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Stay of premature arbitration did not render subsequent proceedings or award void
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2011

Where a court of appeals reversed a lower court's order compelling arbitration, and mandated a stay of ongoing arbitration proceedings, the proceedings conducted in arbitration both before and after the institution of the stay were not void


Eighth Circuit: broad service of suit provision in insurance policy endorsement precludes arbitration
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

In a prior post, we reported the district court's denial of the insurer's motion to compel arbitration in Union Electric Co. v. Aegis Energy


Court refuses to enjoin attorneys who allegedly breached confidentiality agreement in reinsurance arbitration
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2013

On May 1, 2012, we reported on the Second Circuit's affirmance of a denial of Utica Mutual Insurance Company's motion to disqualify R & Q Reinsurance


Arbitration denied where proponent lacked “sufficiently close” relationship to arbitration agreement
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

Arbitration was denied in a putative class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act brought by two cell phone users against Collecto Inc., a collection agency contracted by Verizon and AT&T


Confidential arbitration award against AXA Re confirmed without opposition
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

A court recently confirmed an arbitration award against AXA Re in a reinsurance dispute involving reinsurance contracts entered into by predecessor companies in the 1970s


State insurance law that precludes arbitration preempted in favor of the FAA under the Liability Risk Retention Act
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

A court recently compelled arbitration in a dispute between an insured and an insurer-risk retention group, concluding that the McCarren-Ferguson Act did not mandate the enforcement of a state anti-arbitration law over the FAA and broad arbitration agreements between the parties


Federal court compels arbitration and stays action under federal law despite state law prohibiting arbitration of insurance disputes
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2010

In an action for breach of an insurance policy and the tort of bad faith, the Western District of Arkansas recently compelled arbitration and stayed the action


Court refuses to seal from public record arbitration award related to reinsurance of airlines involved in 911 attacks
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

The court granted an unopposed petition to confirm an arbitration award that found that the 911 attacks on the World Trade center should be deemed one “event” for purposes of liability under aviation reinsurance contracts


Court compels arbitration of multiple plaintiffs notwithstanding “narrow” arbitration agreement
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2012

A court compelled arbitration of a dispute between an insurer and an affiliated group of multinational companies, despite the fact that the agreement to arbitrate was “narrow,” signed by only one of the plaintiff companies, and subject to a statute of limitations defense that state law permitted to be addressed in court


Court confirms reinsurance arbitration orders over timeliness and finality concerns; refuses to strike confidential facts in petition
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2012

A court has granted two unopposed petitions to confirm two arbitration orders under the New York Convention, in what was a dispute over documentation requirements of a forty-year old asbestos claims reinsurance agreement between Century Indemnity Company and certain London market reinsurers (LMRs