Reardon Scanlon Vodola Barnes’s attorneys represent clients in matters involving reinsurance intermediaries, commutation of risks, insurance company insolvencies, and claims cooperation arrangements between ceding and assuming insurers. We have extensive experience in the resolution of disputes relating to a wide variety of reinsurance arrangements in judicial and arbitral proceedings.

Our attorneys have represented both ceding and assuming insurers in matters such as:

  • Successfully represented reinsurer in a commission dispute resulting in recovery of a judgment of more than $3 million..
  • Successfully handled reinsurance claim payment disputes involving the duty of utmost good faith, follow the fortunes, and follow the settlements.
  • Represented settling insurers in matters involving claims arising out of liquidation of a life insurance company that had issued annuities to fund long-term streams of payments, where liquidation occurred decades after settlements, raising reinsurance issues under decades-old reinsurance treaties.
  • Represented life insurer in dispute involving issues concerning reinsurer underwriting requirements, and follow the form and reinstatement provisions.

Our attorneys’ depth of experience in related insurance areas such as with insurer insolvencies and the reinsurance implications of such insolvencies is a valuable asset in handling reinsurance disputes and counseling clients.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher G. Barnes

Direct: 860-955-9457
Mobile: 860-798-5207


James J. Reardon

Direct:  860-955-9455
Mobile:  860-490-3594