NEW YORK - A federal judge in New York on April 9 told the parties to certain reinsurance agreements that he will defer his decision regarding the appointment of an arbitration umpire until the parties hold arbitration organizational meetings and review disclosures regarding a proposed umpire's neutrality (Employers Insurance Company of Wausau, et al. v. Arrowood Indemnity Co., No. 12-cv-8005; National Casualty Company v. Arrowood Indemnity Company, No. 12-cv-08006; Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company v. Arrowood Indemnity Company, No. 12-cv-08007, S.D. N.Y.).