Court Sends Westchester, Lloyd's To Arbitration

Law360, New York (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a disagreement between two insurance companies over how a group of fire insurance claims should be organized in arbitration must itself be decided in arbitration.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied an attempt by certain underwriters at Lloyd's, London to view the reinsurance claims between it and Westchester Fire Insurance Company as eight contracts, to be arbitrated separately. Instead, it affirmed a ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey made...
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