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Pursuing $15M Award, Cardno Says Death Doesn't Halt Default

Law360 (February 6, 2018, 9:26 PM EST) -- Forging ahead in its bid to enforce a $15 million arbitration award over an acquisition gone bad, Australia's Cardno Ltd. asked a Florida federal judge to enter a default judgment against one of four owners of an Ecuadoran engineering firm, even though his co-defendants say he is dead.

Cardno, an Australian infrastructure and environmental services company, told the court in a motion filed Monday that it served Rafael Alberto Jácome Varela with its petition at his last known address in Quito, Ecuador, on Dec. 8, but...
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