Two Philadelphia-based reinsurance companies’ motion to transfer venue from New York to Philadelphia has been denied. Describing the proximity of the two cities as a “95-mile jaunt” and citing the availability of “rapid, efficient transit,” the court was not persuaded by the defendants’ argument that Philadelphia would be a more convenient forum for defense and a majority of non-party witnesses. Despite the reinsurers’ contention that the reinsurance claims and billings at issue were handled in Philadelphia, making it the locus of operative facts, the court found that because the contracts were made in New York, the defendants “should expect to be sued here.” This blog previously reported on this matter after TIG successfully moved the court to amend its complaint. See May 19, 2009 posting. TIG Ins. Co. v. Century Indemnity Co., Case No. 08-7322 (USDC S.D.N.Y. June 4, 2009).