Courts Can Pause Arbitrations, Meadowbrook Tells 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Making an impassioned plea to the Sixth Circuit during oral argument, an attorney for Meadowbrook Insurance Group members insisted Friday that courts can halt ongoing arbitrations under exceptional circumstances, defending an unusual preliminary injunction in its reinsurance fight with an American International Group Inc. unit.

Meadowbrook's attorney Keefe Brooks of Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco PLLC argued that a lower court correctly paused his client's arbitration with AIG's National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. over a reinsurance treaty that covered Meadowbrook's workers' compensation business....
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