STORY FROM: Reinsurance & Arbitration

8th Cir. Vacates Confirmation of Award Over Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

[Editor's note: Brendan Gooley of Carlton Fields is a litigator who focuses on employment discrimination, education, and insurance matters. He joined the firm after clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Copyright 2019, Brendan Gooley.]

MINNEAPOLIS - The Eighth Circuit recently vacated a judgment confirming an arbitration award after concluding that the district court lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendant.

Federated Mutual Insurance Co., a Minnesota insurer, owns various trademarks containing the word “Federated.” A Florida insurer changed its name to Federated National Holding Co.

After Federated Mutual expressed concern ...

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