Petitioners ("Stolt-Nielsen") entered into a contract with respondent AnimalFeeds International Corporation that contained an arbitration clause.
Scandinavian Reinsurance Company Limited (“Scandinavian Re”) and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, St. Paul Reinsurance Company, Ltd. and St. Paul Re (Bermuda) Ltd. (collectively “St. Paul”) entered into a retrocessional agreement under which St. Paul ceded a portion of its casualty reinsurance portfolio to Scandinavian Re.
National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause.
Petitioner United States Life Insurance Company (“U.S. Life”) reinsured workers’ compensation policies issued by five insurers domiciled in California.
Petitioners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (“Mitsubishi”) moved to vacate a partial arbitration award entered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution in favor of Respondent Stone & Webster, Inc. (“Stone & Webster”).
In a recent decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, TIG Ins. Co. v. Global Int’l Reins. Co., Ltd., No. 09 Civ. 1289 (Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that an arbitrator’s decision to ignore certain evidence is not a proper ground for vacating an arbitration award.
On July 21, 2009, Judy and Michael Kodrin filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision vacating that portion of a Katrina-related judgment that awarded them penalties, damages and attorneys’ fees based on their homeowners insurer’s alleged bad faith.
The Sixth Circuit recently denied an insurer’s petition for a writ of mandamus to vacate a discovery order compelling the production of information which the insurer argued was protected from discovery by the work-product andor attorney-client privileges.
Idea Nuova, Inc. moved in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to vacate or modify an arbitration award issued in favor of GM Licensing Group, Inc.
In a recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, WellPoint, Inc. v. John Hancock Life Ins. Co., No. 08-2283 (7th Cir. Aug. 7, 2009), the court ruled that a party seeking to challenge the appointment of a replacement arbitrator must do so at the time of the appointment or else lose its ability to make such a challenge.