Contractor Asks Fla. Appeals Court To Revive Shipping Row

Law360, Miami (November 19, 2013, 6:33 PM EST) -- A general contractor asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a suit it filed against a cargo shipping company over damaged goods, arguing that the dispute should have been decided by an arbitrator.

Miami-based Federal Contracting Inc., which does business as Bryan Construction Inc., told a three-judge Third District panel that the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that arbitrators should decide procedural issues that arise in contracts containing broad arbitration provisions. The trial court erred when it issued a ruling...
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