Phelps Dunbar Wants Lloyd's Malpractice Suit Sent To London

By Melissa Daniels (October 23, 2017, 10:58 PM EDT) -- Phelps Dunbar LLP told a California federal judge on Monday that a malpractice suit brought by a group of Lloyd's of London underwriters over an allegedly bungled $45 million lawsuit should be sent to arbitration in the United Kingdom, urging him to enforce an agreement from 2016 despite the lack of a physically signed copy.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt said he wasn't presented with any evidence of a signed arbitration agreement between Phelps and underwriters of Lloyd's of London —instead, he looked at emails between representatives from the parties that discussed the agreement, and asked what jurisdiction of law...

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