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Issue #6, September 2008

Judge Seals Documents in CNA, SCOR Commutation Dispute

A federal judge has sealed documents containing communications between CNA subsidiaries and SCOR Reinsurance Co. in a dispute over whether

MGA's Fee is a 'Loss Adjustment Expense,' Texas Appeals Court Rules

A $1.3 million "claims start up fee" charged by a managing general agent should be included in calculating losses incurred by a reinsurer

Judge Tosses Complaint Against Administrators; Grants Leave To Amend

A federal judge has dismissed Swiss Reinsurance America Corp.'s lawsuit against a group of reinsurance administrators

Issue #5, August 2008

Federal Judge Sends Service Contract Dispute to Arbitration

A battle over reinsurance coverage for extended motor vehicle service contracts was sent to arbitration on Aug. 1 by a federal judge

Seaton: Judge Properly Denied Admission of Crowell & Moring

Seaton Insurance Co. asserts that a judge properly barred the law firm of Crowell & Moring from representing Illinois Union in a $3.1 million dispute

Calif. Judge Denies Cedent New Trial in Aerojet Case

In the wake of adverse jury verdicts, a California state judge has denied Transport Insurance Co. a new trial of its indemnity claims against its reinsurers

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

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