We previously posted on May 14, 2008 about a group of reinsurers’ successful effort to transfer venue in a casualty coverage dispute. In an update to that litigation, the transferee court ruled on four motions in two related lawsuits: a motion to remand the transferred lawsuit to state court; a motion to enjoin related state court litigation; a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction; and a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. Initially, the court found that remand should be denied because it had federal question jurisdiction under the New York Convention, 9 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. Specifically, jurisdiction was proper because arbitration agreements between citizens of foreign countries and citizens of the United States were implicated. This opinion also addresses the interesting question of whether the parties should be realigned for purposes of evaluating diversity of citizenship. Huntsman Corp. v. International Risk Ins. Co., Case No. 08-1542 (USDC S.D. Tex. Sept. 26, 2008). The motion to enjoin the state court litigation was denied as moot because, by the time of the rulings, the state case had been removed and was the subject of the decided motion to remand. Ace American Ins. Co. v. Huntsman Corp., Case No. 07-2796 (USDC S.D. Tex. Sept. 26, 2008). The motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was denied. The principal thrust of that motion was that the defendant’s (International Risk Insurance Company) liability to its co-defendant (Huntsman) under an insurance policy had not yet been determined; however, the court found that this did not warrant dismissal of the reinsurers’ claim to compel arbitration with IRIC because, among other things, the reinsurers’ liability to IRIC under reinsurance certificates was intertwined with IRIC’s demand that the reinsurers accept the defense of IRIC’s lawsuit against Huntsman in related litigation. Finally, the court denied Huntsman’s motion to dismiss the reinsurers’ claim to compel arbitration, and to dismiss the reinsurers’ claim for declaratory relief. Ace American.