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Foresight Energy, LLC v. ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd. et al: Notice of Removal

Notice of Removal, including copy of complaint, in Foresight Energy, LLC v. Certain London Market Insurers, Ironshore Insurance Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company Ltd., National Indemnity Company, Markel Bermuda Ltd., Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, Westchester Surplus Lines Insurance Company, ACE American Insurance Company, AXIS Surplus Insurance Company (US), ACE Bermuda Insurance Ltd., Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd., Lloyd's Syndicate 0382 HDU, Aspen Specialty Insurance Company, and Landmark American Insurance Company at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in claims from ‘quack’ doctor’s work

Four Bermuda insurers have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought on behalf of 70 patients of an osteopathic surgeon who has been accused of killing or maiming dozens of patients in the United States.The difference between success and failure may amount to hundreds of millions of dollars for XL Insurance Company Ltd., ACE Insurance Company Ltd., Starr Excess Liability Insurance International Ltd., Allied World Assurance Company Ltd. and two non-Bermuda co-defendants: Teays Valley Health Services, LLC, d.b.a. Putnam General Hospital, of West Virginia, and Health Care Indemnity, Inc., a Colorado-based insurer.

Bermuda insurers sued for $100 m by Citigroup

Three Bermuda-based insurers are being sued by Citigroup Inc. for allegedly failing to honor up to $100 million of claims concerning the settlement of litigation for the alleged mis-selling of financial products. Citigroup Inc., a Delaware corporation based in New York, as successor in interest to Associates First Capital Corporation, filed a civil complaint at the 164th District Court of Harris County, Texas on October 23, 2006, with the case being transferred to the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on November 17, 2006.

ACE moves to protect reputation in Philadelphia

ACE Ltd. has taken action to protect its reputation in the United States after six employees of a Philadelphia insurance brokerage with a similar name were charged with fraud.ACE, which is domiciled in the Cayman Islands but headquartered in Bermuda, and ACE INA Holdings Inc., incorporated in Delaware, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, filed a complaint against ACE Insurance Agency LLC, and Abe Insurance Agency LLC, both incorporated in Philadelphia and based in Allentown, PA at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on August 31, 2006.

Bermuda companies sued by Marsh clients over bid-rigging scheme

Eight Bermuda based companies are among the defendants in a recently civil lawsuit filed recently by clients of broker Marsh & McLennan who claim they were damaged in a bid rigging scam. One of the plaintiffs is also incorporated in Bermuda.

Contempt action filed against Bermuda insurer and law firm

A lawsuit alleging contempt of court has been brought in the United States against Bermuda's biggest law firm, Conyers Dill & Pearman, and one of its clients, ACE Insurance Company Ltd. They are defendants in an adversary proceeding filed at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona on April 18, 2005 by Gerald Smith, as Plan Trustee of Boston Chicken Inc. and related parties, and as assignee of former Boston Chicken officers or directors Scott A. Beck and Peer Pedersen.

Bermuda firms sued over D&O coverage by ex-Enron director

A former director of Enron has taken legal action against three Bermuda insurers and other firms concerning directors and officers coverage.Ken L. Harrison, who was once an Enron director and CEO/President of Portland General Electric Company, an Enron subsidiary, filed a complaint at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on October 20, 2004.