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Reinsurer Seeks Arbitration of Police Misconduct Reinsurance Dispute

SEATTLE — A reinsurer has moved to compel arbitration of a dispute in which a public entities self-insurance association is demanding $8.9 million in reinsurance for its settlement of police misconduct and excessive force claims brought against two cities.

In a May 23 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Ironshore Indemnity Inc. argues that the Washington Cities Insurance Authority is bound by the reinsurance contract’s arbitration provision.

WICA is an association of Washington public entities organized under and authorized by RCW 48.62 for the purpose of jointly self-insuring risks and jointly purchasing insurance ...

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