In July 2012, Allied World Assurance Company brought suit against its reinsurer, Hannover Ruckversicherung AG, alleging that it improperly declined coverage under certain facultative agreements covering certain of Allied’s commercial property insurance risks. The complaint cites Hannover’s breach of its duty to “follow the settlements” which allegedly required Hannover Re to cover settlements which Allied agreed to pay to underyling policyholders, despite misrepresentations allegedly made to Allied by the broker who placed the underlying property risks. The breach is also cast in the complaint as a breach of Hannover’s “utmost duty of good faith.” On January 22, 2013, the court entered an order of dismissal, based on the parties’ reported settlement (the terms of which were not disclosed). Allied World Assurance Co. (U.S.), Inc. v. Hannover Ruckversicherung AG, Case No. 12 Civ. 5146 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Jan. 22, 2013).