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Court compels arbitration of contract claims, but not tort claims arising from commutation
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2012

Plaintiff Repwest Insurance Company, as cedent, entered into an excess workers compensation quota share agreement with various reinsurers, including Conestoga Casualty Insurance Company and the defendant, Preatorian Insurance Company


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


Arbitration round-up
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

Biller v. Toyota Motor Corp., No. 11-55587 (9th Cir. Feb. 3, 2012) (affirming confirmation of award, no manifest disregard of the law


Insurer denied request to enjoin speedy arbitration proceeding
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2012

Policyholder Nero filed a putative class action lawsuit against American Family Insurance Company, alleging common law and statutory claims


Federal Court confirms arbitration award in dispute between reinsurer and insurers but orders arbitration award unsealed
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

Reinsurer AXA and insurers New Hampshire Insurance Company, American Home Insurance Company, and National Union Fire Insurance Company arbitrated a dispute over reinsurance coverage of primary policies that had been underwritten by AIG’s Energy Division in 19961997 and 19971998


Court enforces arbitration agreement despite “service-of-suit” provision
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2012

Pacific West Securities Inc. made a claim for coverage with its insurers, relating to underlying securities claims alleged against it in a FINRA proceeding brought by investors


Second Circuit affirms order denying motion to disqualify reinsurer’s attorneys
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

In a matter involving an arbitration with a reinsurance company, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order denying Utica Mutual Insurance Company’s motion to disqualify R & Q Reinsurance Company’s attorneys, the law firm of Chadbourne & Park, LLP


Client not permitted to submit counsel’s declaration in support of motion for reconsideration of disqualification order
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

As we reported on November 1, 2011, a federal district court disqualified counsel for Insco, Ltd. because counsel had improperly procured and reviewed emails between members of an arbitration panel touching on deliberations in the ongoing arbitration


Motion to dismiss claim for breach of confidentiality agreement in reinsurance arbitration denied
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2012

INA Reinsurance recently moved to dismiss or to stay an action initiated by Utica Mutual Insurance arising out of the alleged breach of three confidentiality agreements, including one entered as an order in the parties’ pending reinsurance arbitration


Court confirms arbitration award despite manifest disregard claims and argument that panel exceeded its authority
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2012

This petition for vacatur followed the last of three arbitrations between American Centennial Insurance Company, a company with its principal place of business in Delaware, and Global International Reinsurance Company, a Barbados company, pursuant to a reinsurance agreement between the parties