USF&G won a significant judgment against its reinsurers under certain reinsurance agreements covering liabilities in the 1950’s and early 1960’s (particularly 1959) in New York state court. USF&G, after protracted and largely unsuccessful coverage litigation with its insured, Western Asbestos Company, settled consolidated underlying asbestos claims for approximately $987 million (the settlement generally placed the liabilities in calendar year 1959). USF&G thereafter looked to its reinsurers under certain reinsurance agreements that covered that time period. The defendant reinsurers resisted, including American Re, under a certain reinsurance agreement for which USF&G sought $202 million, and another pool of reinsurers, under a reinsurance treaty for which USF&G sought an additional $59 million. The defendants asserted numerous theories limiting or eliminating their liabilities altogether, and the parties all cross-moved for summary judgment. The court rejected each of the defendants’ arguments, focusing principally on the follow-the-fortunes doctrine, and awarded USF&G the approximately $260 million in judgments it sought, along with interest and costs. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. American Re-Insurance Co., No. 604571/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Aug. 20, 2010)