Utica And Century Ordered To Mandatory Mediation In Reinsurance Dispute

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Utica Mutual Insurance Company brought an action in 2013 against Century Indemnity Company (itself and against certain of its named predecessors) for breach of contract and breach of the duty of utmost good faith, as well as a declaratory claim, regarding alleged amounts due to Utica from Century predecessor Insurance Company of North America under certain reinsurance agreements. The court invited the parties to submit their positions regarding mandatory mediation, but received no response. The Court therefore ordered the parties to participate in the mandatory mediation program, further requiring that they complete it by March 31, 2014. Utica Mutual Insurance Co. v. Century Indemnity Co., Case No. 6:14-CV-995 (USDC N.D.N.Y. Jan. 9, 2014).

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