Lawsuit Against Offshore Reinsurer Dismissed for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
September 12, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge has dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction a lawsuit filed by pension plan trustees who sought the return of $934 million in withdrawal liability payments from offshore reinsurer Cardem Insurance Company Ltd.
In a Sept. 11 order, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia adopted a magistrate judge’s findings that Cardem, a Bermudian company that has no contact with the United States, is not subject to general or specific personal jurisdiction.
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