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California’s “Third Party Litigation Exception” Not Preempted By The FAA

A California appellate court recently examined that state’s legislative response to the situation where a party moves to compel arbitration and some of the parties to the dispute are not parties to the arbitration agreement....more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter- March 2013: Second Circuit Holds That Federal Common Law Governs the Interpretation of the...

In an insurance coverage dispute over disability insurance, the Second Circuit has joined the majority of federal circuit courts in holding that the question of whether a clause in a contract provides for arbitration is...more

Washington Supreme Court: FAA Does Not Preempt State Law Prohibiting Arbitration Agreements in Insurance Contracts

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not preempt a state statute that prohibits binding arbitration agreements in insurance contracts....more

New Case Law Regarding Right to Cumis Fee Arbitration

Compulink v. St. Paul Fire Insurance Company: California Court of Appeal Holds Parties Required to Arbitrate Disputes Involving Cumis Counsel Fees. Please see full post for more information....more

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