Utica Mutual Insurance Company (“Utica”) sued R&Q Reinsurance Company (“R&Q) in New York federal court for payment under reinsurance certificates R&Q issued to Utica covering umbrella policies Utica issued to its insured, Goulds Pumps, Inc. (“Goulds”) from 1979 to 1981. Some of the policies Utica issued to Goulds did not state the aggregate limits under the policies, but a settlement between Utica and Goulds in an earlier coverage dispute acknowledged that each of the primary policies at issue contained aggregate limits.

In connection with the reinsurance dispute, R&Q sought to compel the production of (1) documents concerning primary insurance policies issued by Utica to other insureds and correspondence reflecting the aggregate limits, and (2) deposition and hearing transcripts from a prior arbitration between Utica and R&Q.

The court declined to compel production of other insureds’ policies, noting that the aggregate limit issue had been litigated and resolved in prior litigation. However, it ordered that the transcripts be produced, but acknowledged that whether the testimony set forth in them would be admissible in the present Utica-R&Q dispute is a different issue. Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. R & Q Reinsurance Co., Case No. 6:14-CV-00700 (USDC N.D.N.Y. June 2, 2015)