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Second Circuit Refuses To Hear Appeal By Underwriter Against Reinsurer

The Second Circuit refused to hear an appeal in an action brought by Acumen Re Management Corporation, an underwriter, against a reinsurer, General Security National Insurance Company. The crux of the action was Acumen’s...more

Insurance In Brazil: A Reinsurance Perspective

Brazil, the largest South American economy, has been an important market for international insurers and reinsurers for many years. At the same time, Brazil presents major property risks for underwriters. Companies covering...more

Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter: Claims Settlement: English Commercial Court Considers Lead Underwriter's Duties To Following...

In San Evans Maritime Inc and others v Aigaion Insurance Co SA1, the English Commercial Court considered whether the following underwriter was obliged to follow the settlement of the lead underwriter on one policy, in...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - March 2013: A Brief Review of Reinsurance Trends in 2012: Managing Agents

In 2012, courts again took up the relationship between reinsurers and managing agents and not always to the reinsurer's benefit. In Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. U.S. Auto Ins. Servs., Inc., No. 3:10-cv-2307-B, 2012 WL 3777408...more

New Law Expands Scope of Iran Sanctions In New Ways

As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more

The New Year Brings New Sanctions Against Iran

As 2013 begins, the United States has reiterated its commitment to countering the threat posed by Iran by passing new legislation, issuing new regulations and guidance, and bringing into effect new requirements to increase...more

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2012: Texas Federal Court Finds for Managing Agent of Cedent Against Reinsurer

Lincoln Gen. Ins. Co. v. U.S. Auto Ins. Servs., Inc., No. 3:10-CV-2307-B, 2012 WL 3777408 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 30, 2012). A Texas federal court granted an underwriting agent’s motion for summary judgment in part in a...more

Patton Boggs Reinsurance Newsletter - December 2012: New York Federal Court Grants Reinsurer Summary Judgment on Most Claims Made...

Acumen Re Mgmt. Corp. v. Gen. Sec. Nat’l Ins. Co., No. 09 Civ. 796, 2012 WL 3890128 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2012). A New York federal court was faced with cross-motions for summary judgment on a dispute over commissions...more

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