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    Reinsurers seek to avoid $30 m-plus claims by chemicals manufacturer

    Fourteen reinsurers, including four based in Bermuda, has brought a legal action against a New York Stock Exchange listed chemicals manufacturer and its captive insurer in an attempt to avoid paying claims totaling more than $30 million arising from Hurricane

    Audit Bureau of Circulations sues AXIS Specialty in class action coverage dispute

    A non-profit corporation that assists the advertising community by independently determining the circulation of commercial publications has accused AXIS Specialty Insurance Company of refusing to pay its legal costs and fees occurred in defending two class action lawsuits. Details are contained in a civil complaint that was filed against AXIS by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which is incorporated in Illinois and based in Schaumburg, Illinois, at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on May 28, 2008. The causes of action are breach of contract, and unreasonable and vexatious failure to provide coverage. 

    Storage group sues Bermuda insurers over Hurricane Katrina claims

    Several Bermuda insurers have been named as defendants in a Hurricane Katrina related lawsuit filed in the United States.Safeguard Storage Properties LLC and 36 of its subsidiaries have filed a complaint against Endurance Specialty Insurance Company, Axis Specialty Insurance Co.,

    Bermuda insurers attempt to force arbitration on NYSE-listed firm

    Reinsurers in Bermuda and elsewhere are seeking to force a Vermont based captive and its NYSE listed parent to arbitrate a dispute involving claims from a fire at a chemical manufacturing plant.A motion to compel arbitration was filed against International

    Bermuda firms sued for between $21 m and $75 m over coal-mine claim

    Bermuda-based firms are among seven insurers being sued for at least $21 million resulting from claims over alleged methane ignitions at a coal mine in West Virginia.The action was filed by PinnOak Resources LLC, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, and its parent, Pinnacle Mining Company LLC, at the Circuit Court of Wyoming County in West Virginia on February 6, 2004 and removed to the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on March 4, 2004.

    AXIS Specialty completes purchase of Connecticut firm

    AXIS Specialty Limited announced on October 7, 2002 that it had completed the acquisition of Connecticut Specialty Insurance Company.The company, which will be renamed AXIS Specialty Insurance Company, is domiciled in Connecticut and is a surplus lines insurer throughout most

    ACE takes legal action against John Charman

    ACE Ltd. has taken legal action against former executive John Charman to enforce provisions of his termination agreement that restrict his business activities until March 17, 2002.ACE filed an action at the High Court of Justice, Queens Bench Division, in