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Behind the Curtain

In Golon, Inc. v. Selective Insurance Company of the Southeast, et al., a Pennsylvania federal court recently held that an insurer must produce information about its reinsurance program in an action in which the insured...more

Forecast for a Political Storm Over Possible Changes to National Flood Insurance Program

This hurricane season cut a wide swath of devastation through the Southeastern United States, dealing another blow to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which faces the risk of significant debt in light of the...more

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Set To Take Up Issue Of Reimbursement Of Defense Costs For Non-Covered Claims

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently agreed to a joint request for direct appellate review of a decision earlier this year in which the trial court ruled that insurance companies were not entitled to...more

Recent Hurricanes May Spur Reinsurance Disputes over “Hours” Clauses

This hurricane season has packed a powerful punch to the south and southeastern United States and Caribbean Islands, causing widespread devastation that could take years to overcome and will surely have ripple effects...more

Mind the Gap! Hurricanes may have significant impact on Gap coverage

Some estimates peg the number of cars flooded by Hurricane Harvey at more than a half million. So too, the number of flooded cars following Irma will be legion. This significant loss will likely lead to a significant...more

Harvey’s Slow Pace May Spur Reinsurance Disputes over “Hours” Clauses

The residents of Texas and Louisiana have begun to assess the scope of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. On August 25, 2017, the storm made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 Hurricane. The next day, the storm...more

Turning Over Another Rock: Another Example of Discovery Disputes in the Reinsurance Context

Following up on our recent article, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Insurers face hidden risks when defending claims and protecting confidential reinsurance information at the same time, published in the August 2017 issue of...more

ARIAS Certified Arbitrators: One Size Does Not Fit All

The Board of Directors for the AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (“ARIAS”) has been considering increasing ARIAS’ reach by expanding membership to brokers and policyholders. This is only in the exploratory...more

Insurers/Reinsurers: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A federal court in South Carolina recently adopted a Magistrate’s recommendation that an insurer’s communications with its reinsurers are relevant and discoverable. In ContraVest, Inc. v. Mt. Hawley Insurance Company, No....more

NY Bankruptcy Court Trumps Insurers Seeking to Compel Arbitration

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently held a group of insurers in contempt for violating a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) aimed at preventing the insurers from using a Bermuda...more

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