Century Insurance arbitrated a dispute with London Market Reinsurers under the parties’ treaty reinsuring Century’s exposure to asbestos claims. Century petitioned the federal district court to have the arbitration award confirmed. The reinsurers cross-petitioned, citing the same basis for confirmation as did Century, but using its filing to tell its side of the story. Century moved to strike the cross-petition, charging that it was redundant, misleading, violative of the parties’ confidentiality agreement, and an improper attempt to advance the reinsurers’ “public relations agenda.” The court agreed that the filing was improper, and that the parties should “conduct their own public relations campaign outside the Court,” but refused to strike the cross-petition, reasoning that orders striking papers should be sparingly granted because the public should have access to court filings. Century Insurance Co. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, Case No. 11 Civ. 1503 (USDC S.D.N.Y. May 23, 2011).