As previously reported, the Northern District of Illinois recently held that the prejudgment security required by the Illinois Insurance Code is an “attachment” within the meaning of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and was therefore not required of the foreign defendant in that case. The court denied plaintiff’s motion to strike and the plaintiff subsequently moved to amend or correct the court’s order. The court stood by its decision in two additional orders: 1) denying plaintiff’s motion to amend the order because plaintiff failed to establish any misapprehension of the case law, and 2) granting defendant’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint for an order compelling arbitration for failure to state a claim. The court determined that the plaintiff could not compel arbitration because the assignment agreement that gave plaintiff limited rights to collect certain debts did not also assign the rights and duties under the reinsurance treaties with the defendants, which included the arbitration clauses. The plaintiff has appealed the December 13, 2012 Order concerning pre-hearing security and the February 5, 2013 Order denying the request to amend the December Order to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Pine Top Receivables of Illinois, LLC v. Banco de Seguros del Estado, Case No. 12-6357 (USDC N.D. Ill.)