Liberty Asks Court To Tap Arbitrator For Equitas Spat

Law360, New York (April 15, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has asked a federal judge to step in and appoint a third arbitrator so that a pending arbitration proceeding against Equitas Insurance Ltd. over sums Liberty paid to defend a coverage case brought by The Scotts Company LLC can move forward.

Liberty filed a petition for an order appointing a so-called umpire — a term for a third arbitrator in U.S. reinsurance arbitrations — in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday.

The petition, brought pursuant to the...
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