Nonparty Discovery In Reinsurance Arbitrations

Law360, New York (April 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A reinsurance transaction often involves many individuals or entities who are not parties to the reinsurance contract itself.

Brokers, intermediaries, managing general agents or underwriters, third-party administrators and former employees of parties have often played vital roles in the transactions in dispute, and pertinent information concerning those transactions is often in their possession and control.

Therefore, parties to reinsurance arbitrations often seek discovery from nonparties prior to the ultimate hearing in a matter. Many times, nonparties are willing to produce documents or provide testimony without conflict,...
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