Six months after the Petitioners’ party-appointed arbitrator resigned from the three-person panel due to a cancer diagnosis requiring immediate and intensive treatment, the district court issued an Opinion and Order (the “Order”) applying the Second Circuit’s general rule that, when an arbitrator dies in the middle of a proceeding, the arbitration must commence anew. Unknown to the court and the Respondent, one month prior the Order, the arbitrator attended an arbitration conference, which the Petitioners’ legal counsel also attended. One month after the Order, the Respondent learned that the arbitrator’s health improved and that the arbitrator actively sought employment as an arbitrator. The Respondent subsequently moved for relief from the Order pursuant to Rule 60(b)(2). The district court granted the motion for relief, holding that the Respondent met each of the preconditions to relief from the Order on the basis of the newly discovered evidence of the arbitrator’s recovery. The court then reappointed the arbitrator to the panel, reasoning that the court was permitted to do so because the arbitration agreement was silent as to the procedure to fill a panel vacancy created by the death or resignation of an arbitrator. Ins. Co. of N. Am. v. Pub. Serv. Mut. Ins. Co., Case No. 08-7003 (USDC S.D.N.Y. June 29, 2009).