Arbitration Nixed In Blackwater Wrongful Death Case

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 5:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge has upheld an arbitration panel's decision to terminate proceedings between Blackwater Services LLC and the estate manager for four ex-Blackwater employees murdered in Iraq, effectively tossing claims against the military contractor in a separate suit.

Judge James Fox of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in an order Friday that Blackwater — now Xe Services LLC — and Richard P. Nordan must abide by the decision of the American Arbitration Association panel, which ended the proceedings after...
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