Boeing insured satellites it manufactured partly through a Bermuda captive, which reinsured 100% of the risks, partly through Lloyds’ syndicates, which syndicates also assumed part of the risk as direct insurers. When a satellite sold to a Middle Eastern company failed, an arbitration was commenced under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France, with the governing law being the civil laws of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The rules of that proceeding provided for limited discovery. The Lloyds’ syndicates filed a declaratory judgment action against Boeing in Illinois state court, seeking a declaration of their obligations as both direct insurer and reinsurer. The court stayed the lawsuit pending the outcome of the arbitration. The court of appeals affirmed, finding that the action was premature prior to the determination of liability in the arbitration, and that it was an improper attempt to obtain discovery for use in the arbitration. The dual roles of some of the parties in the two proceedings played an important role in the decision. This opinion presents a very interesting analysis of the interface between these two proceedings. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds’ v. Boeing, No. 1-07-1667 (Ill.Ct.App. Je. 30, 2008).