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Issue #5, August 2008

Reinsurer Prevails on 'Premature' Claims in Hewlett-Packard Case

A federal judge has granted a reinsurer judgment in a dispute involving deceptive advertising claims brought against Hewlett-Packard

Setoff Claimed by Reinsurer had Requisite Mutality, N.H. High Court Rules

A New Hampshire trial court erred in ruling that a setoff claimed by Century Indemnity Co. lacked the mutality needed under state law

New York Law Governs EMLICO Coverage Dispute, Judge Rules

New York law should govern a dispute between General Electric and a reinsurer involving coverage for environmental claims, a Massachusetts judge has ruled.

Reinsurer Says Follow-The-Fortunes Should Not Be Implied

Employers Reinsurance Corp. argues that follow-the-fortunes should not be implied into an excess reinsurance treaty

Lincoln General Seeks Disqualification of Party Arbitrator

Lincoln General Insurance Co. is urging a Pennsylvania federal judge to disqualify Clarendon National Insurance Co.'s appointment of a default arbitrator

Holding Companies Say NICO's Claims are Unsupported

The owners of Seaton Insurance Co. and Stonewall Insurance Co. asked a New York federal judge to dismiss claims brought by National Indemnity Co.

Cedent Sues Century Indemnity for $1.6 Million

Appalachian Insurance Co. sued its reinsurer in federal court on July 15, seeking nearly $1.6 million for a 2004 settlement of asbestos injury claims

Reinsurers Ask Judge To Compel Arbitration of Fraud, Rescission Claims

Two reinsurers are urging a federal judge to compel arbitration of their fraud and recission claims against National Indemnity Co.

Clarendon Urges Federal Judge to Confirm Party Arbitrator

Clarendon National Insurance Co. asked a federal judge to confirm its appointment of a party arbitrator for Lincoln General Insurance Co., asserting that

CNA Seeks Protective Order in Commutation Dispute with SCOR

Two CNA subsidiaries have asked a federal judge to seal documents containing previous communications with defendant SCOR Reinsurance Co.

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