Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1) requires parties to disclose certain information at the outset of the case, including “any insurance agreement under which an insurance business may be liable to satisfy all or part of a possible judgment in the action or to indemnify or reimburse for payments made to satisfy the judgment.” Pursuant to this rule, a federal magistrate judge recently ordered the American Red Cross to disclose a copy of its reinsurance policy, which the Red Cross had resisted on grounds that the damages claimed in the suit would not reach the $1,000,000 threshold to trigger any potential reinsurance coverage. The Court granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel production of a copy of the entire reinsurance policy. The Court discredited Red Cross’s counsel’s valuation of the case based on certain factual allegations in the complaint as speculative, particularly given claims for punitive damages and attorneys fees, noting that even a remote possibility of exposure to a risk warrants disclosure of an applicable insurance policy. Hartman v. American Red Cross, 1:09-cv-01302 (USDC C.D. Ill. May 11, 2010).