Opening Brief, Scandinavian Reinsurance Co., Ltd. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., No. 10-910 (2d Cir.)
February 03, 2012
Dechert won a complete victory for St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., St. Paul Reinsurance Co., Ltd., and St. Paul Re (Bermuda) Ltd. in this appeal. The Second Circuit clarified the “evident partiality” test that a district court should use in evaluating an arbitration award, holding that “where an undisclosed matter is not suggestive of bias, vacatur based upon that nondisclosure cannot be warranted under an evident-partiality theory.” G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. argued the case before the Second Circuit. Collin O’Connor Udell, Matthew J. Delude and Wayne I. Pollock joined on the briefs.