US Firm Accuses Afghan Subcontractor Of Violence

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- Kabul, Afghanistan-based subcontractor Shams Group International was sued in Michigan on Monday by a U.S.-based contractor that accused it of quitting its work on an Afghan base, squatting on the base, and assaulting and threatening to kidnap the contractor's employees.

Lakeshore Engineering Services Inc.'s complaint seeks to compel Shams to arbitrate the contract dispute.

The dispute centers on two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers subcontracts Lakeshore has with Shams, worth about $15.3 million combined, for design and construction work at a base being built for the...
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