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McCarter & English on Eighth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Reinsured Concluding the Reinsurance Agreement Unambiguously Requires the Reinsurer to Follow the Settlements

By Cynthia Morrison, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP "Reinsurance, as a specialized industry, utilizes unique terms that are often the subject of disputes between the reinsurer and reinsured. One unique term is the 'follow the fortunes' doctrine which is interpreted, generally...

Introduction and General Principles of Reinsurance Law – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 71

By Daniel W. Gerber, Jeffrey L. Kingsley and Fallyn B. Reichert, Attorneys, Goldberg Segalla LLP Chapter 71 provides a thorough introduction to reinsurance and its commercial purposes; the operation of reinsurance contracts; and certain fundamental legal concepts. Section 71.01 begins by discussing...

The Myth of Bellefonte No More

By Syed S. Ahmad and Patrick M. McDermott I. Introduction For years, reinsurers have attempted to use the Bellefonte case to cap their liability. Bellefonte has thus served as a thorn in cedents' sides for some time. However, recent court decisions poke holes in the reinsurers' defense...