In an arbitration dispute brought in the Western District of Wisconsin over the inability of the parties to choose an arbitrator for reinsurance disputes, the court found that venue was improper and transferred the case to the Southern District of New York under 28 U.S.C. § 1404. Petitioners sought an order compelling the respondent to comply with the method for choosing arbitrators provided for in the arbitration agreement and respondent counterclaimed asking the court to choose an arbitrator since the parties could not agree on one. Respondent also argued that venue was not proper as to petitioners claims because the arbitration agreements included an agreement to hold arbitrations in New York, but argued at the same time that it should be allowed to assert its counterclaim in Wisconsin because it related to appointing an umpire under 9 U.S.C. § 5, which does not include a venue limitation, rather than enforcing an arbitration agreement under 9 U.S.C. §4, which includes a venue limitation. The court determined that the transfer of all claims was appropriate because the Seventh Circuit held in Haber v. Biomet that § 4 requires district courts to enforce forum selection clauses in arbitration agreements and that the counterclaim could not be tried separately from petitioners’ claims because the claims were too intertwined. , Case No. 12-283 (USDC W.D. Wis. Oct. 26, 2012).