A federal district court held that, under Pennsylvania law, a reinsurer must show prejudice to deny coverage based on an insurer’s failure to provide prompt notice of loss, even where timely notice is a condition precedent to coverage. Global Reinsurance Corporation of America claimed that Pacific Employers Insurance Company was not entitled to benefits under the parties’ facultative reinsurance contract because Pacific Employers failed to provide prompt notice of loss arising from underlying asbestos litigation. Under the contract, prompt notice was a condition precedent to coverage. New York law, which Global argued should apply, provides that a reinsurer is not required to show prejudice to avoid coverage if the insurer fails to provide prompt notice and timely notice is a condition precedent. The court concluded, however, that Pennsylvania law should apply and denied Global’s attempt to avoid paying benefits for what it called the insurer’s “technical breach” of providing late notice. Pacific Employers Insurance Co. v. Global Reinsurance Corp. of America, Case No. 09-6055 (USDC E.D. Pa. May 23, 2011).