Commutation Agreements

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New Commutation Guidance Presents Opportunities For Relief

A petition for commutation (reduction) of sentence represents a possible — though difficult — avenue for relief for individuals convicted of crimes who have exhausted their opportunities for appellate remedies. Recent...more

Reinsurance Newsletter - September 2013: Pennsylvania Federal Court Confirms Arbitration Award On Second Try

Platinum Underwriters Bermuda Ltd. v. Excalibur Reinsurance Corp., No. 12-70, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98671 (E.D. Pa. Jul. 15, 2013). A Pennsylvania federal court has had a second chance to review an arbitration award...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - March 2013: A Brief Review of Reinsurance Trends in 2012: Contractual Interpretation

From ambiguities in contractual provisions to waivers of rights, 2012 was a year rich with court decisions interpreting reinsurance contract provisions. At least four courts relied, in part, upon extrinsic evidence in...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2012: Connecticut Appellate Court Rules That a Commutation Agreement Terminated...

Trenwick Am. Reinsurance Corp. v. W.R. Berkley Corp., 54 A.3d 209 (Conn. App. Ct. 2012). A Connecticut appellate court affirmed a trial court judgment holding that an agreement between the reinsurer and the cedent...more

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