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Party Failed to Timely Seek Vacatur of Panel’s Pre-Hearing Security Order, Texas Appeals Court Affirms

AUSTIN, Texas — A trial court properly denied a party’s motion to vacate an order ordering it to post pre-hearing security in an arbitration because its motion was untimely under the Texas Arbitration Act, a state appellate court has ruled.

On Aug. 30, the Texas Court of Appeals, First District, noted that the TAA requires a party to challenge an arbitration panel’s order within 90 days, and that the limitations period was triggered in October 2014.

In 1998, National Accident Insurance Group and National Accident Insurance Underwriters (NAIU, collectively) entered into an underwriting agreement with American National Insurance Corp., which ...

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