Functus Officio gets a new exception: Second Circuit holds that district courts remand of unreasoned award to arbitrator does not violate the functus officio doctrine. Smarter Tools, Inc. v. Chongqing SENCI Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd., No. 21-724, (2d Cir. January 17, 2023). The functus officio doctrine – Latin for having “completed one’s office” – dictates … [Read more...] about Arbitration in the Courts
Third Circuit Dismisses Chapter 11 Filing by Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Formed to Segregate Talc Liabilities
In a closely watched decision, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ordered the dismissal of the Chapter 11 petition of LTL Management, LLC, the entity created by Johnson & Johnson to hold J&J’s talc-related liabilities in a divisional merger process under Texas law. Reversing the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit held that … [Read more...] about Third Circuit Dismisses Chapter 11 Filing by Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Formed to Segregate Talc Liabilities
Buying English Law When You Place London Market Reinsurance?
Cedents based in the United States should be aware that they may be buying (or, indeed, have already bought years ago) English law to govern interpretation of their reinsurance contracts placed in the London market. In a US court presiding over a lawsuit involving reinsurance placed in London, English law can apply despite the American forum. In any given case, whether the … [Read more...] about Buying English Law When You Place London Market Reinsurance?