Arbitrator Partiality Ruling Highlights Disclosure Importance

By Caroline Simson (April 24, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A recent decision by a New York federal judge vacating an arbitration award in a reinsurance dispute due to evident partiality is a rare reminder of the critical importance of full and proper disclosure of an arbitrator's relationship to the parties, experts say.

The case arose following a dispute between certain underwriting members at Lloyd's of London who had agreed to provide reinsurance coverage for workers' compensation policies issued by Insurance Company of the Americas, an insurer licensed in Florida. The dispute stemmed from two claims that arose under those workers' compensation policies for which ICA had sought reimbursement under the...

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