Unpublished Disposition, 878 F.2d 385 (9th Cir. 1989)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 878 F.2d 385 (9th Cir. 1989)

FREMONT INDEMNITY COMPANY, Petitioner-Appellee,v.P.T. REASURANSI UMUM INDONESIA, Respondent-Appellant.

No. 87-2901.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Argued and Submitted Feb. 14, 1989.Submission Withdrawn April 19, 1989.Resubmitted June 8, 1989.Decided June 21, 1989.

Before WALLACE, TANG and SCHROEDER, Circuit Judges.


ORDER DISMISSING APPEAL

P.T. Reasuransi Umum Indonesia appeals from the district court's order compelling arbitration of its dispute with Fremont Indemnity Company over the meaning of a Retrocession Agreement. Umum argues that the district court lacked personal jurisdiction over it. The district court's subject matter jurisdiction was founded upon 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-4 and 210, et seq., as well as 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1332. The district court ordered arbitration under 9 U.S.C. § 4.

After this appeal was filed, Congress passed the Judicial Improvements and Access to Justice Act, Pub. L. No. 100-702, 102 Stat. 4642 (1988) (Act). Section 1019 of the Act, which became effective on November 14, 1988, has deprived us of jurisdiction over this appeal from an order compelling arbitration. 102 Stat. at 4670-71; Nichols v. Stapleton, No. 88-5742, slip op. 5143, 5146-47 (9th Cir. May 15, 1989). Accordingly, we must dismiss this appeal.

Umum's motion to deem the notice of appeal to be from a different order or to file a supplementary brief is denied.

APPEAL DISMISSED.