Arbitration For Chicken Farmers, Koch Foods: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 3:44 PM EST) -- A breach of contract dispute brought by a group of poultry farmers against Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC is headed to arbitration after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court decision to dismiss attempts by the farmers to render the mandatory arbitration clauses of the contracts at issue unenforceable.

The appeals court determined Wednesday that the farmers' professed ignorance of the arbitration clauses and purported inability to pay the shared costs of the arbitration panel were not sufficient reasons to...
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