Fluor Prevails In Venue Row Over Afghanistan Contracts

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor Fluor Intercontinental Inc. won a forum dispute Friday in a contract suit accusing Fluor of backing out on a security firm's offer to lower its rates in exchange for increased business.

A California state appeals court Friday affirmed a lower court’s opinion that South Carolina, and not California, would be the appropriate venue for the suit. Greenville, S.C., is where Fluor Intercontinental has its main operations, though it is incorporated in California. The security firm, International Security & Defense Management LLC, is based in...
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