General Motors stripped franchisee Glen West of his stock and removed him as president and operator of one of its dealerships because West was allegedly self dealing and failing to keep proper records.
A federal district court compelled arbitration and refused to disqualify a party’s selected arbitrator, notwithstanding that the arbitrator was a former employee and consultant of the objecting party’s parent company
Sutter v. Oxford Health Plans, LLC, Case No. 10-04903 (USDC D.N.J. Feb. 25, 2011) (class arbitration was still required following the Supreme Court’s Stolt-Nielson decision, notwithstanding the omission of the words “class action” in the parties’ arbitration agreement because the arbitrator had determined that the agreement unambiguously expressed the parties’ intent to authorize class arbitration).
Pearl Seas Cruises, LLC ("PSC"), a Marshall Islands company whose members are Connecticut residents, petitioned a Connecticut federal district court to vacate a partial final arbitral award issued by a panel of arbitrators in connection with its dispute against Canadian corporation, Irving Shipbuilding Incorporated ("ISI").
The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for defendant insurer United Specialty Insurance Company based on the admiralty doctrine of uberrimae fidei or "utmost good faith," a doctrine sometimes used in reinsurance arrangements.
AIG insureds were directed to arbitrate their breach of contract, tortious breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unfair competition, and other causes of action based on AIG's alleged misconduct in denying their claims for benefits.
Pursuant to a confidentiality order entered by the federal district court, Everest National Insurance Company and Everest Reinsurance Company produced trade secrets, claims data, and other confidential information to Centrix Consolidated LLC and other parties to the litigation.