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Issue #5, August 2008

Illinois Union Appeals Disqualification of Crowell & Moring

Illinois Union Insurance Co. is challenging a federal magistrate's disqualification of the law firm of Crowell & Moring as its counsel

Arbitration Clause Allowed Party to Reject Demand, Court Affirms

An arbitration agreement between a cedent and a reinsurer clearly allowed either party to reject the other party's arbitration demand

Munich Re Seeks Judgment in Hewlett-Packard Coverage Case

Munich Re argues that The Tall Tree Insurance Co., has not been judicially declared liable to HP under the reinsured policies

Lincoln General Seeks Approval of Former Pa. Commissioner As Its Arbitrator

Lincoln General Insurance Co. seeks approval of former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Constance B. Foster as its party arbitrator in a dispute involving

Late-Named Witnesses: What's a Panel to Do?

Robert M. Hall outlines factors arbitration panels should consider when presented with a late-named witness

Federal Judge Schedules Hearing In Disability Income Dispute

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to address whether the doctrine of follow-the-fortunes may be implied in a

Jury Finds For Reinsurer in Medical Malpractice Case

A federal jury has reached a full defense verdict in favor of a reinsurer, finding that it does not owe an additional $1 million toward

Panel Acted in Manifest Disregard of Law, 1st Circuit Rules

An arbitration panel acted in manifest disregard of the law when it dismissed certain claims with prejudice without first imposing lesser sanctions

Reinsurer's Claims Against Fremont General are Time-Barred

Breach of contract and fraud claims brought by a reinsurer against the parent companies of the now-insolvent Fremont Indemnity Co. are time-barred

Issue #4, July 2008

Reinsurer May Not Question Cedent's Allocation, Judge Says

A federal judge on June 24 affirmed her earlier ruling that a "follow-the-fortunes" clause precludes a reinsurer from questioning a cedent's allocation of

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