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Issue #3, June 2008

Reinsurer Must Pay Costs Arising From Confirmation Proceedings

After prevailing in their effort to confirm an award, two claims adjusters are entitled to collect $335,396 in costs from Employers' Re

Issue #2, May 2008

Indiana Judge Awards $20 Million To Victims of ERISA Scam

An Indiana judge awarded $20M to small business owners who paid for phony employee benefit plans backed by an undercapitalized Belgian reinsurer

Senate Confirms Catharina Haynes to the 5th Circuit

<b>Catharina Haynes</b>, a partner with Baker Botts in Dallas, has been confirmed to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Aon Ltd. May Not Appeal Denial Of Summary Judgment, Pa. Judge Rules

A reinsurance broker accused of causing a cedent to suffer more than $30M in damages may not appeal denial of its motion for summary judgment

North Star Seeks Confirmation of $224,615 Arbitration Award

North Star Reinsurance Corp. seeks confirmation of an arbitration award issued against Harel Insurance Co.

Cedent Urges Court to Allow Claim for Punitive Damages Against Munich Re

Under California law, reinsurers who misapply exclusions and fail to properly investigate claims can be held liable for bad faith in tort, a cedent argues

Hinshaw & Culbertson Partner Shaves Head For Cancer Research

<b>Edward K. Lenci</b>, a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson in New York, shaved his head to raise more than $2,500 for childhood cancer research.

Lincoln General Says It Has No Remaining Obligations to Cedent

In a newly filed suit, Lincoln General Insurance Co. seeks a ruling that it has no remaining obligations under a treaty that terminated in January 2005

Wasa v. Lexington: the War Between England and the Colonies Has Ended

Robert E. Wilder and Sarah E. Rouse discuss an English Court of Appeal decision that has ''potentially major ramifications for reinsurers.''

Binding Nonsignatories to Arbitration Clauses in Reinsurance Contracts

Robert M. Hall discusses exceptions to the nonsignatory rule in the context of arbitration clauses

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