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Counsel disqualified for obtaining and concealing possession of internal arbitration panel communications
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2011

On May 25, 2011, we reported on the denial of Northwestern National Insurance Co.’s petition to appoint a replacement arbitrator after opponent INSCO’s appointed arbitrator resigned in protest to perceived partiality by Northwestern’s appointee


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


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


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


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 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


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 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


Tenth Circuit holds post-judgment interest rate in “broad” arbitration provision trumps statutory rate
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2010

On November 17, 2008, we reported on a Colorado district court's decision in a reinsurance dispute to alter the post-judgment interest rate provided in the arbitration panel's final award and replace it with a statutory rate


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