Pacific West Securities Inc. made a claim for coverage with its insurers, relating to underlying securities claims alleged against it in a FINRA proceeding brought by investors. The insurers contested coverage and initiated arbitration under the contracts. Pacific West brought suit in Washington state court, seeking to stay arbitration and have the matter heard in court based on the service-of-suit provision in the parties’ contracts. The insurers removed the case to federal court and moved to dismiss the petition to stay the arbitration. Citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the court granted the motion, finding that the service-of-suit clause and the arbitration clause were compatible and could be read in a reasonable way to further the strong federal policy embodied in the FAA of enforcing arbitration agreements. Pacific West Securities Inc. v. Illinois Union Insurance Co., No. C12-539RSM (USDC W. D. Wash. Aug. 29, 2012).