NJ Court Axes Arbitration Request In School Contract Row

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 6:25 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate court on Friday said long-standing litigation between Tri-Tech Environmental Engineering Inc. and the Nutley Board of Education over a disputed construction contract can't be submitted to full arbitration, saying a settlement agreement between the parties doesn't allow it.

Tri-Tech argued a mandatory arbitration clause in the parties' original contract meant all of its claims should be referred to arbitration, but a three-judge panel said a lower court did not err in only submitting half of Tri-Tech's claims, since the parties created a...
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