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Safety Nat'l. Cas. Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, 06-30262

In an appeal from the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of a contractual dispute among insurers, the order is reversed where the McCarran-Ferguson Act does not authorize state law to reverse-preempt the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards or its implementing legislation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/10/2009
  • Published 11/10/2009


  • OWEN, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, DeMOSS and OWEN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • William E. Scott, III, Michael P. Wilson, Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner, Baton Rouge, LA, Andrew K. Epting, Jr. (argued), Pratt-Thomas, Pearce, Epting & Walker, Charleston, SC, for Safety Nat. Cas. Co., Joseph John Bailey (argued), Provosty, Sadler, deLaunay, Fiorenza & Sobel, Alexandria, LA, for LA Safety Ass'n of Timbermen-Self Insurers Fund., James M. Garner, Joshua Simon Force, Sher Garner Cahill Richter Kelin & Hilbert, Alan D. Ezkovich (argued), New Orleans, LA, Jacob Albert Airey, Airey & Blanchard, Slidell, LA, for Certain Underwriters At Lloyds, London.