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Mike Mullins and Ashley Harrison Stress Importance of Arbitration Clause Clarity in MReBA Newsletter

Publisher: Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association
September 14, 2012
Day Pitney Author(s) Michael P. Mullins

Discussing a recent 1st Circuit decision allowing a multi-party arbitration to proceed because of contract language that was open to interpretation and contested by the parties, Mike Mullins and Ashley Harrison note that defining the scope of arbitration at the contract stage is crucial. In their Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association newsletter article, "First Circuit Highlights The Importance of Carefully Crafted Arbitration Clauses," they note that, "If the reinsurance contract's broad grant of authority is unaccompanied by additional language addressing the breadth of the proceeding, parties could find themselves litigating a procedural sideshow rather than the merits of their case."

The full article can be found here.