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Issue #9, December 2008

Illinois Court Denies Rehearing; Suit Stayed Pending Arbitration

An Illinois appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision to stay a declaratory action filed by certain reinsurers of Boeing Co.'s captive

Arbitrators May Not Subpoena Non-Parties, 2nd Circuit Rules

Section 7 of the Federal Arbitration Act does not empower arbitration panels to subpoena non-parties, according to

Convicted Execs Urge Judge To Impose Short Sentences

Former reinsurance executives who face potential life sentences are urging a federal judge to impose short sentences and community service

Arbitrators Should Resolve Forum Selection Conflict, Judge Rules

A federal judge has dismissed a cedent's action seeking confirmation of an arbitration award rendered against

TIG Seeks Contribution From ACE for Asbestos Settlement

TIG Insurance Co. has amended its complaint seeking $1.7 million for an underlying asbestos settlement to include

Seaton, Stonewall Owners Counterclaim Against National Indemnity

National Indemnity Co. has been accused of scheming to control the runoff of Seaton Insurance Co. and Stonewall Insurance Co. through a

Panel Erred In Refusing to Disband After Issuing Final Award

An arbitration panel exceeded its power in refusing to disband after issuing a final arbitration award that required a reinsurer to pay outstanding

Old Republic Sues Michigan Association for PIP 'Reinsurance'

An insurer is suing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for reimbursement of PIP losses paid in excess of the statutory limit

Westport Denies Liability to Arrowood For $6.8 Million

Westport Insurance Corp. maintains that it is not liable to indemnify Arrowood Surplus Lines Insurance Co. $6.8 million

State Court Affirms Dismissal of Manager's Counterclaims Against TIG

A state court affirmed dismissal of an underwriting manager's counterclaims against a cedent arising from the termination of a related reinsurance contract.

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