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Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Insurance Company's Motion to Compel Arbitration
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Anderson Kill

On April 19, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri's September 4, 2012 decision in Union Electric Company v. Aegis Energy Syndicate 1225 , holding that a policyholder could avoid arbitration... Read More

U.S. High Court Refuses To Review Arbitration Ruling Arising From Crop Damage
Posted on 6 Oct 2014 by Jennifer Hans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a nursery insured’s request to review the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' refusal to vacate an arbitration award in favor of insurers in a coverage dispute over... Read More

New Nevada Statute May Affect Enforceability of Appraisal Clause in Property Insurance Policies
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by Andrew B. Downs

A growing trend is the imposition of statutory and regulatory limitation on arbitration clauses. To some degree this is a reaction by some jurisdictions to the strongly pro-arbitration position taken by the United States Supreme Court in recent years... Read More

Pillsbury Winthrop: Parties' Choice of Seat of Arbitration Key Factor in Choice of Law Decision
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Laura Thomson , Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman English Court of Appeal dismisses appeal, upholding injunction of coverage dispute in Brazilian courts because arbitration clause specifying London as the seat of arbitration trumps the policy's... Read More

The Innovative Online Arbitration Evaluation Tool: CaseXplorer Arbitration
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

This article describes the new online arbitration case evaluation tool, CaseXplorer® Arbitration™. It covers the value of a mock arbitration process and the cost and time savings that this new, online process brings to lawyers and their clients... Read More

The Supreme Court's 2011 Class Action Decisions: Their Impact on Insurance Class Actions
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Wystan Ackerman

By Wystan Ackerman, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP This commentary by Wystan Ackerman analyzes the three decisions issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on class actions in 2011, with a focus on their impact on the insurance industry: Wal-Mart Stores... Read More

An American Abroad: The Divergent Worlds Of U.S. And U.K. Insurance Arbitrations
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Mealeys

By Rita Davis, Allan B. Moore, Joanna Page, Stephen Moriarty, QC, and Thomas R. Newman I. INTRODUCTION Rooted in common beginnings, the American and United Kingdom legal systems are cousins with many similarities. As with most relatives perched... Read More

December Publication for Insurance Law’s Authoritative Source! New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Volume 12 – Litigation, Arbitration and Settlement
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

The New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition will launch its new Volume 12 in December. It is devoted to litigation, arbitration and settlement of insurance coverage disputes and is written by nationally known experts in insurance coverage litigation... Read More

UK Insurer Barred from Enforcing Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Coverage Dispute with Missouri Insured
Posted on 1 May 2013 by Seth Lamden

by Seth Lamden , Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Union Electric Co. v. AEGIS Energy Syndicate 1225 , No. 12-3546 (8th Cir. April 19, 2013) [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], the court held that a UK insurer was precluded... Read More

Important Court Decision For No-Fault Insurers; Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Limitation On State Farm v. Mallela
Posted on 8 May 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

We are pleased to inform you that our firm, together with our co-counsel Bob Stern of Stern & Montana, obtained a very favorable and significant decision for no-fault insurers on an issue of first impression at the appellate level. Specifically, on... Read More