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Non-Party Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees for Filing Improper Appeal in $1.5 Million Reinsurance Action

NEW YORK — A New York federal judge has ordered a non-party to pay a group of reinsurers $3,550 in attorneys’ fees for improperly filing an appeal in a settled case involving a $1.5 million reinsurance arbitration award.

In a Sept. 26 order, Judge Vernon Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that because IPA Acquisitions was not a party to the action and its counsel has never represented the defendant insurer in the litigation, Underwriters’ motion for attorney’s fees should be granted.

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