A federal district court in New York confirmed an arbitration panel’s final award, but directed the parties to brief the issue of whether the continued sealing of supporting documents, filed in connection with the petition to confirm that award, was appropriate. Clearwater Insurance and the respondent insurance companies were parties to multiple reinsurance contracts and arbitrated their dispute concerning amounts billed under those contracts. Clearwater’s petition to confirm the arbitration award was unopposed and the court found no basis for vacating, modifying, or correcting it. The court did, however, question whether the continued sealing of documents, requested by both parties, was warranted. The documents were filed under seal because their public filing would allegedly violate a confidentiality agreement between the parties. This, the court found, did not justify the sealing nor overcome the strong presumption of public access to judicial documents. The parties were directed to submit additional briefing to the court on this issue. Clearwater Insurance Co. v. Granite State Insurance Co., No. 1:15-cv-00165 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2015).