The Second Circuit affirmed a judgment against reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter, finding that its former client, Royal Palm Insurance Company, effectively terminated the parties’ brokerage agreement when it switched to another broker before the end of the agreement’s three-year term. Guy Carpenter contended the district court improperly relied on a Florida statute, which allows a reinsurer to terminate a brokerage agreement at any time. The Second Circuit affirmed, however, noting the statute was irrelevant given the plain terms of the brokerage agreement, which afforded Royal Palm the right to unilaterally terminate the agreement at any time. The three-year term was merely an outer time limit for the relationship, rather than a fixed term. Royal Palm Insurance Co. v. Guy Carpenter & Co., No. 10-2814-CV (2d Cir. May 27, 2011).