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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


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


Second Circuit affirms waiver of removal based on service of suit provision in reinsurance treaty
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2010

In two prior posts (December 8, 2009 and February 11, 2010), we reported on Dinallo v Dunav Ins. Co., a case between a liquidator of an insurance company and the company’s reinsurer, Dunav Re


Ninth Circuit affirms attorney’s fee award for arbitration, confirmation, and collection, but not for litigation with reinsurers
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

In a dispute between providers of payroll services ("payroll providers") and the reinsurers of a movie, the Ninth Circuit, which previously held that the reinsurers were liable for the obligations of the movie's producers, affirmed an award of attorney's fees that were incurred in an arbitration between the payroll providers and the movie producers, and in the payroll providers' related efforts to confirm and collect the arbitration award


Federal judge confirms reinsurance arbitration award
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2010

After arbitration between insurers Praetorian Insurance Co. (fka Insurance Corporation of Hannover) and Clarendon Insurance Group Inc., and their reinsurer, American Constantine Insurance Co., the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted an unopposed petition to confirm the $7 million arbitration award


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


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


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


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