Justices Asked To Resolve Lloyd's Arbitration Fight
By Caroline Simson (November 16, 2021, 9:05 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review a Ninth Circuit decision permitting a group of British insurance underwriters to force arbitration of a dispute over coverage for property damage caused by Hurricane Harvey despite a state law barring the arbitration of such feuds.
The owner and operator of a Texas townhouse complex filed the petition for a writ of certiorari on Nov. 10, arguing that the justices must resolve a conflict that has arisen among federal appeals courts on an issue dealing with the intersection of state law, a federal statute relating to insurance, and the New York Convention,...
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