This is our third installment covering the action brought by B.D. Cooke & Partners Ltd. (“Cooke”) to recover money from certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, London as the assignee of rights under certain reinsurance contracts.
A New York appellate court summarily affirmed the denial of the reinsurers’ motion to compel the cedant to disclose attorney-client communications.
In his capacity as Liquidator of Midland Insurance Company, the Superintendent of Insurance of the State of New York brought suit in New York Supreme Court against Dunav Re, a Serbian reinsurance company, seeking reinsurance monies owed.
On July 29, 2009, we reported on Willis Limited ("Willis") settling a dispute with American Reliable Insurance Company and Assurant General Insurance Limited over alleged irregularities in Willis’ placement of personal accident reinsurance.
In a proceeding in which the United States declined to participate, an arbitration panel awarded over $93 million to Park Place Associates, Ltd. (“Park Place”) on a breach of contract claim against the United States, which subsequently filed a motion to vacate in district court, which denied the motion to vacate and granted Park Place’s motion to confirm the award.
Plaintiff, the assignee of remaining reinsurance claims possessed by the estate of the insolvent insurer, originally brought an action against the defendants in state court, but the defendants removed to federal district court by alleging that the New York Convention (the "Convention") and the Federal Arbitration Act governed the arbitration clauses in the excess-of-loss reinsurance contracts.
After Interdigital, Inc. (“Interdigital”) brought two suits against Nokia Corporation (“Nokia”) for patent infringement before the International Trade Commission and in the District of Delaware, Nokia petitioned the Southern District of New York for injunctive and declaratory relief and to compel arbitration pursuant to an arbitration clause contained in two contracts that allegedly licensed the patents to Nokia.