Zurich American, as reinsured, sued its reinsurer, R & Q Reinsurance, alleging that R&Q had breached its reinsurance obligations by not paying its full share of a settlement reached by Zurich with its insured. The dispute involved the allocation of policy limits among successive policies applicable to the loss. Zurich sought discovery of other instances in which R&Q had denied payments based upon allocation disputes. The Court found that R&Q's handling of similar claims might be relevant in the interpretation of the contract at issue, and ordered the production of certain information and the sampling of a claims database maintained by R&Q. Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Ace American Reinsur. Co., Case No. 05-9170 (USDC S.D.N.Y. Dec. 22, 2006).
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