A Pennsylvania state court recently approved a Commutation, Settlement Agreement, and Release (“Settlement Agreement”) between Reliance Insurance Company (“Reliance”) and Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., formerly known as American Re-Insurance Company (“Munich Re”). Under the Settlement Agreement, Munich Re agreed to pay the Reliance estate $73,250,000 to terminate and commute the Reinsurance Agreement and release Munich Re from all liability under the Reinsurance Agreement. The court approved the Settlement Agreement, accepting representations that the Settlement Agreement constituted a fair and reasonable settlement of Munich Re’s past, present, and future obligations to the Reliance estate.Ario v. Reliance Ins. Co., No. 269 M.D. 2001 (Pa. Commw. Ct. July 15, 2009).