Arbitrator Should Unravel Yarn Case: Court

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday overturned a decision to let cotton yarn buyers bring their price-fixing suits against a manufacturer in district court, saying the dispute should be handled in arbitration, per industry standard.

According to the appeals court, the district court sent only some of the disputes in the consolidated multidistrict action against two remaining defendants back to arbitration based on what it had interpreted as binding agreements.

But the disputes that ended up before it—which concerned certain customers of defendant Frontier Spinning Mills Inc.—should...
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