2nd Circ. Sends Bechtel Contract Fight To Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 22, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday overturned a ruling that allowed Bechtel Corp. units to avoid arbitrating breach of contract and other claims over the construction of a power plant in Brazil.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that a district court erred in determining that it — instead of an arbitrator — could decide the timeliness of UEG Araucaria Ltda.'s claims against Bechtel do Brasil Construcoes Ltda., Bechtel Canada Co. and Bechtel International Inc.

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