A UK judge has ruled that he has jurisdiction over non-UK insurance companies to administrer and complete the runoff of a Willis Group-managed insurance/reinsurance pool under the UK's scheme of arrangement process. In re Sovereign Marine,  EWHC 1335 (High Court Chancery Division June 9, 2006).
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed the dismissal of a suit against a Barbados-domiciled reinsurer for lack of personal jurisdcition, finding that since the Plaintiff had made a prima facie case for general personal jurisdiction it was entitled to take discovery on jurisdictional issues. Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Phencorp Reinsurance Company, Inc., – F.3d -, 2006 WL 590370 (7th Cir. Mar. 13, 2006) (slip opinion).