Insurer Seeks High Court Word On Arbitration Fight

Law360, New York (April 13, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT) -- Trustmark Insurance Co. last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether a party can be compelled to arbitrate a breach of contract claim absent a prior arbitration agreement, in relation to its long-running dispute with John Hancock Life Insurance Co.

On April 6, on April 66, 6, Trustmark petitioned the high court to reverse an appeals court decision ordering the companies to continue arbitration of a reinsurance fight, arguing the parties were only bound to arbitration if they had agreed under contract to do...
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