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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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