Meadowbrook Defends Rare Arbitration Halt Before 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 2:40 PM EST) -- Meadowbrook Insurance Group recently urged the Sixth Circuit to uphold an unusual ruling that halted reinsurance arbitration proceedings before a final award was made, claiming that problems with the arbitration panel were valid reasons for the lower court to cut short the proceedings. 

Meadowbrook claimed that the Michigan federal court acted within its jurisdiction when it issued a preliminary injunction that stopped the arbitration with National Union Fire Insurance Co. over a reinsurance treaty that covered Meadowbrook’s workers’ compensation business.

According to Meadowbrook, the allegations that...
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