GE Units Say Arbitrator Must Weigh In On $500M LNG Dispute

Law360 (January 3, 2019, 7:53 PM EST) -- Two GE units continued to urge a New York federal court to toss a Luxembourg company's bid to compel arbitration of $500 million in claims related to alleged breaches of contracts to sell and service liquefied natural gas plants, saying Wednesday that an arbitrator must first determine if the claims are arbitrable.

Baker Hughes, a GE Company, and Baker Hughes, a GE Company LLC, referred to as the BHGE entities, reiterated arguments made in December, pushing back on assertions by International Engineering & Construction SA and its Nigerian subsidiary, Greenville Oil & Gas Co. Ltd., that the court, not an arbitrator,...

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