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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


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


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


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 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


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


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."


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


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