In May of 2010, insurer Mutual Marine Office Inc. commenced an action against one of its excess-of-loss reinsurers, British Law Insurance Co. (now known as Sun Alliance Insurance UK Ltd.), in New York County Supreme Court. Mutual Marine and British Law have now agreed to dismiss the case and go to arbitration. The dispute pertains to the application of a settlement into which Mutual Marine and British Law’s parent company had previously entered. The settlement permitted Mutual Marine to submit aggregated claims to British Law, which would be payable on a discounted basis, despite the fact that the governing reinsurance treaties did not contain an express aggregate extension clause. Mutual Marine Office, Inc. v. British Law Ins. Co., Case No. 10-cv-4306 (USDC SDNY, Sept. 15, 2010)