Tag Archives: Validus

Chevron as a Canon, Not A Precedent

by Connor N. Raso — Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Last week, the DC Circuit issued a potentially important decision in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. United States addressing the potential interplay of the presumption against extraterritoriality—a canon of statutory construction—and Chevron deference. Andy Grewal has a great post that summarizes the case and speculates that “Chevron deference might just be an interpretive canon which need […]

Chevron vs. The World

by Andy Grewal — Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In Validus Reinsurance Ltd. v. United States, the D.C. Circuit addressed the potential conflict between Chevron and the presumption against the extraterritorial application of statutes. In that case, a foreign company, Validus, reinsured other insurance companies’ policies. Validus then sought protection for its own reinsurance risks, and it purchased reinsurance from other foreign companies. The D.C. […]