Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company appealed from the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in a dispute related to a reinsurance participation contract with South Jersey Sanitation Company. The trial court denied the motion because it held that Nebraska law: (1) governed the dispute, (2) prohibits arbitration provisions that relate to insurance policies, as the relevant provision here purportedly does (according to South Jersey), and (3) preempted the FAA under the McCarran-Ferguson Act. The Third Circuit reversed, holding that it was for the arbitrator to determine the precise nature of the reinsurance participation contract, and whether it fell under an exception to the Nebraska law. Similarly, the Third Circuit held that South Jersey’s contention that the contract was procured based on fraud, implicated the contract “as a whole,” rather than specifically the arbitration provisions. “Therefore,” the court ruled, “the question of whether the [contract’s] arbitration provision is enforceable under Nebraska law is a question for the arbitrator,” and not the court. The court vacated the judgment and remanded to the trial court. Because the default location set forth in the contract was not within the district in which the petition to compel arbitration was filed, as is required by the FAA, the trial court was directed to determine the proper forum for arbitration, and “how to proceed” if the trial court is not able “to compel arbitration in the default location provided for in the contract.” South Jersey Sanitation Co. v. Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Co., Case No. 14-4010 (3d Cir. Oct. 25, 2016).