US Life Ins. Co. v. Superior Nat'l. Ins. Co., No. 07-55938 - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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US Life Ins. Co. v. Superior Nat'l. Ins. Co., No. 07-55938

In a motion to vacate an arbitral award in a reinsurance dispute, the denial of the motion is affirmed where, although the process employed by the arbitration panel, which included an ex parte meeting with panel retained workers' compensation experts, was unusual, the arbitration process provided the parties with a fundamentally fair arbitration and the arbitration award rested on a plausible interpretation of the governing arbitration documents.

Read US Life Ins. Co. v. Superior Nat'l. Ins. Co., No. 07-55938

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted November 19, 2008

Filed January 4, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Judge Shea

Counsel

For Petitioner:

Andrew S. Amer and Deborah Lynn Stein, Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY

Kathleen M. Sullivan, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, Redwood Shores, CA

For Respondents:

Margaret M. Grignon, Reed Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Joseph K. Hegedus, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Los Angeles, CA