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Two recent cases address reverse-preemption under the McCarran-Ferguson Act
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2009

On March 15, 2007, we reported on an Oklahoma district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration, finding that an Oklahoma statute prohibiting enforcement of arbitration clauses in insurance contracts controlled pursuant to the McCarran-Ferguson Act.

Judge grants motion for leave to amend complaint to include additional claims arising out of reinsurance contracts
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2009

Before a United States Magistrate Judge, TIG Insurance Company ("TIG") moved for leave to amend its complaint for a second time to include breach of contract claims arising out of two additional reinsurance contracts.

Rejection of offer of judgment sinks attempt to plead class action
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2009

The District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi recently held that a plaintiff who rejected a Rule 68 offer of judgment for complete relief lost standing to amend the complaint to plead a class action.