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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


Second Circuit orders dismissal of suit to confirm a Peruvian arbitration award in New York on forum non conveniens grounds
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

The Peruvian arbitration awarded over $21 million in connection with a consulting agreement for engineering studies on water and sewage services in Peru


State law requiring “jurisdiction of action” in courts for insurance disputes rendered arbitration clause void
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

The Washington Supreme Court affirmed the denial of a motion to compel arbitration in an insurance dispute, based on a state statute that prohibits


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


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


Declaratory relief action rejected as a means to challenge interlocutory arbitration orders for lack of “ripeness”
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

In an arbitration related to an uninsured motorist insurance claim, the insured twice challenged the arbitrators' discovery rulings by filing


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


Petition to compel reinsurance arbitration dismissed after umpires selected
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

A court recently dismissed a case brought to compel arbitration in a asbestos reinsurance coverage dispute between Century Indemnity Company and Everest Reinsurance Company, after the parties reported to the court that they had finally installed umpires in multiple arbitrations related to the dispute


Second Circuit affirms that insurer need not provide a defense and indemnity in arbitrations
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

In a summary order by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court affirmed the lower court's summary judgment that found that a professional liability insurer was not required to defend and indemnify its insured for certain ongoing arbitration proceedings in which the insured was a defendant


Court compels arbitration under U.S. Supreme Court’s recent concepcion decision, addressing interplay with Stolt-Nielsen
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2011

A court has recently compelled arbitration in a pending putative class action lawsuit, based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion decision