Lincoln Manufacturing Can't Escape Afghan Well Piping Suit

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 2:13 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal judge on Friday denied a move by Lincoln Manufacturing Inc. to toss a contract suit accusing it of supplying shoddy piping materials used in well construction for the U.S. military in Afghanistan on improper venue grounds, finding the contract at issue justifies the court’s jurisdiction.

The suit originally pitted DynCorp International Inc. subcontractor Layne Christensen Co. against steel processor Mill Man Steel Inc., with Layne alleging weld collars attached to lengths of pipe supplied by Mill Man failed during construction of the wells...
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