Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. S.E.B. Services of New York, Inc.

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Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. S.E.B. Services of New York, Inc.

Case Number
S-16-0496
Call Date
March 30, 2017
Court Number
Douglas
Case Summary

S-16-0496, Applied Underwriters, Inc. and Applied Risk Services, Inc. (Appellants) v. S.E.B. Services of New York, Inc. and 20th Century Services of New York, Inc.

Douglas County, Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin

Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Silver; Stephen M. Bruckner, Patrick S. Cooper (Fraser Stryker)

Civil: Contract

Proceedings below: District court sustained defendants' motion to dismiss after it determined that it lacked personal jurisdiction over the defendants, that the forum selection clause in agreement was unenforceable, and that even if forum selection clause were enforceable, Nebraska was not a reasonably convenient place for trial.

Issues: Whether district court had personal jurisdiction over defendants based on Nebraska's long-arm statute; whether reinsurance participation agreement and its forum selection clause were enforceable; and whether Nebraska was a reasonably convenient place for trial.