Insurers' Cert Bid Denied In Pioneer Arbitration Spat

Law360, New York (October 4, 2010, 7:14 PM EDT) -- Rebuffing a petition from Zurich American Insurance Co. and several others, the nation's highest court declined Monday to take up a dispute that centered on whether an order that remanded a case brought by Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc. to state court and denied the insurers' bid to compel arbitration could be appealed.

In their petition for certiorari, the insurers told the U.S. Supreme Court that Congress had provided a broad and absolute right of removal to federal court for any claim relating to an arbitration...
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