Reinsured Says Party-Appointed Arbitrator Should Be Disqualified

(December 1, 2015, 8:45 AM EST) -- BOSTON — A reinsured insurer told a federal court in Massachusetts on Nov. 20 that its reinsurer’s party-appointed arbitrator should be disqualified because of his employment history (John Hancock Life Insurance Company [U.S.A.] v. Employers Reassurance Corporation, No. 15-cv-13626, D. Mass.).

(John Hancock’s reply available. Document #12-151204-012B.)

John Hancock Life Insurance Co. (U.S.A.) sued Employers Reinsurance Corp. (ERAC) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Oct. 23, asking for the enforcement of an arbitration agreement.

John Hancock USA explains that it was...
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