Forest Oil Wants $20M Award Chucked For Arbitrator Bias

Law360, Houston (November 7, 2012, 4:50 PM EST) -- Forest Oil Corp. on Tuesday asked a Texas court to toss a $20 million judgment against the company in a mineral lease dispute involving environmental damages, arguing that a member of the arbitration panel was biased.

In a motion for new trial, the oil and gas giant claims arbitrator Donato D. Ramos did not reveal that the landowner plaintiff, James McAllen, had retained him to arbitrate another matter a week before he signed on to hear the dispute involving Forest Oil. This casts suspicion on the...
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