Court Disqualifies Party-Appointed Reinsurance Arbitrator Prior to Arbitration

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Challenging the qualifications of an arbitrator is difficult. Most courts reject pre-arbitration challenges and require the objecting party to wait for a final award to raise a challenge. But sometimes the stars align and the challenge is allowed. In a recent case, a California federal court accepted the challenge on cross-motions to compel arbitration and disqualified a party-appointed arbitrator for not being disinterested.

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