STORY FROM: Reinsurance & Arbitration
Federal Judge Refuses to Reconsider Order Appointing Umpire
November 2, 2009
MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin federal judge has refused to reconsider or amend an order in which she appointed N. David Thompson to oversee the arbitration of a reinsurance contract dispute between Employers Insurance Company of Wausau and various reinsurers. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, et al., No. 09-201 (W.D. Wis.).
Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Oct. 23 that the reinsurers failed to identify an error of law or fact in the order and failed to present newly discovered evidence, as required ...