4th Circ. Says Arbitration Was Waived In Iraqi $2M Loan Fight

Law360 (January 13, 2020, 10:02 PM EST) -- An Iraqi company's managing partner waived his right to arbitrate a dispute with a Texas nonprofit over an outstanding $2 million loan, the Fourth Circuit ruled on Monday, concluding that the man wasn't excused from asserting that right in related Iraqi proceedings.

The circuit court agreed with the Iraq Middle Market Development Foundation in concluding that it wasn't a violation of Maryland law to enforce an Iraqi judgment favoring the nonprofit since Mohammed Harmoosh, a dual citizen of Iraq and the U.S. and a Maryland resident, had failed to raise the arbitration issue before the Iraqi court until after it had...

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