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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


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


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


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


Counsel permitted to represent former client’s adversary despite awareness of former client’s “predilections” on the selection of an arbitrator
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2011

In an action by a former client to disqualify its former attorney from representing an adversary in an impending reinsurance arbitration, disqualification was denied because the two matters were "neither the same nor substantially similar."


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


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 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


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