The SEC has filed a civil action against three former executives of Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd., alleging that they were involved in fraudulent finite reinsurance transactions to improve the company's financial statements and earnings. The case was filed in the Southern District of New York. SEC v. Stanard, Merritt and Cash, Case No. 06-7736 (Sept. 27, 2006).
The UK Commercial Court has held that a reinsurer is not bound by a contract signed by an agent, supposedly on its behalf, due to the lack of authority to do so, rejecting contentions that the agent had ostensible authority to do so, or that the reinsurer had ratified the contract. ING Re (UK) Limited v. R & V Versicherung AG,  EWHC 1544 (Commercial Court June 29, 2006).