Court Intervenes To Stay Arbitration Before Final Award

This arbitration/reinsurance action arises from the plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief to enjoin further arbitration proceedings as a result of questions concerning the potential breach of a provision in the reinsurance contract between the parties that required that disputes be submitted to three arbitrators who are not under the control of any party to the agreement.

Specifically, plaintiffs contended that this provision was breached when defendant counsel participated in prohibited ex parte communications with a member of the arbitration panel. The plaintiffs also maintained this …

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