General Security National Insurance Company brought an action in New York federal court against Aequicap Insurance Company, in connection with Aequicap’s alleged failure to perform under a surety bond it issued to General Security.  After Aequicap filed an answer in the case, General Security filed a motion seeking to compel Aequicap to post security pursuant to New York’s pre-pleading security statute.  Aequicap objected on various bases, including the fact that, after the filing of General Security’s motion, a stay had been entered in Aequicap’s Florida rehabilitation proceeding.  The New York court denied General Security’s motion, citing the Florida court’s stay Order, and dismissed the case without prejudice to re-filing, pending the outcome of the Florida proceeding.   General Security Nat’l Ins. Co. v. Aequicap Ins. Co., No. 10-9685 (USDC S.D.N.Y. April 29, 2011).