Utica Sues To Keep Hunton Attys In $1.5M Reinsurance Feud

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 5:58 PM EDT) -- Utica Mutual Insurance Co. brought its fight with two reinsurers to New York federal court Thursday, seeking a ruling that Hunton & Williams LLP's work for Utica on underlying claims doesn't bar it from representing the insurer in an arbitration proceeding over $1.5 million in reinsurance coverage.

According to the complaint, Employers Insurance Co. of Wausau and National Casualty Co. have held up arbitration proceedings by demanding that Hunton & Williams be disqualified as Utica's arbitration counsel. The reinsurers say that because Hunton attorneys counseled Utica...
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