Contractor Asks 9th Circ. For Fees After Getting Award Nixed

Law360 (March 22, 2019, 7:33 PM EDT) -- An American contractor has asked the Ninth Circuit for nearly $92,000 in attorney fees after the appeals court tossed an Afghan subcontractor's $1.07 million arbitral award against it.

ECC CENTCOM Constructors LLC argued in a filing Wednesday that its agreements with Afghan company Aspic Engineering and Construction Co. include a provision that allows the winning party in any related litigation to recover its attorney fees.

The row concerns a payment dispute related to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracts.

"The Court denied Aspic's appeal in its entirety and granted ECC the relief it sought — affirmance of the District Court's order vacating the...

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