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Issue #20, November 2009

Northland Insurance Sues PMA Capital for $1.3 Million

Northland Insurance Co. is suing PMA Capital Insurance Co. in federal court, demanding $1.3 million in reinsurance proceeds

Louisiana Law Does Not Preempt N.Y. Convention, 5th Circuit Rules

Louisiana state law does not reverse-preempt the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

Seaton, Stonewall Sue Clearwater for $535,365 Plus Future Sums

Seaton Insurance Co. and Stonewall Insurance Co. are suing Clearwater Insurance Co. for more than $535,365 in reinsurance proceeds, plus

Federal Judge Dismisses Guarantors' Counterclaims Against Everest

A federal judge has dismissed counterclaims of fraud and misrepresentation brought by the guarantors of a reinsurance contract against Everest National.

Hartford Not Liable For G-I Holdings' Losses, Court Affirms

An asset purchase agreement and a quota share reinsurance agreement did not obligate Hartford Fire Insurance Co. to step into the shoes of an insolvent insurer

Federal Judge Refuses to Reconsider Order Appointing Umpire

federal judge has refused to reconsider an order in which she appointed N. David Thompson to oversee the arbitration of

Arbitrators Should Determine Validity of Arbitration Agreement, Court Affirms

Under the Federal Arbitration Act, arbitrators, not the court, should determine the scope and validity of an arbitration agreement

The Preclusive Effect of Collusive Foreign Court Judgments

Rollie Goss discusses the impact of the 2nd Circuit's decision in <i>Telenor Mobile Communications AS v. Altimo Holdings & Investments Limited</i>

Issue #19, October 2009

Retrocessional Dispute Was Properly Arbitrated, 3rd Circuit Affirms

A federal court properly compelled arbitration of a retrocessional dispute because the contracts at issue incorporated the arbitration

Judge Appoints N. David Thompson to Oversee Wausau Arbitration

A federal judge has appointed N. David Thompson to oversee the arbitration of a reinsurance contract dispute between Employers Insurance Company of Wausau and

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