Arbitrator Slept Through Utility Spat, Couldn't Hear, Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 5:31 PM EST) -- In urging a federal judge recently to nix an Iowa municipal utility’s $3.4 million arbitration award over a botched coal-fired power plant upgrade, a pollution control company claimed the arbitration panel’s chairman fell asleep during the proceedings and couldn't hear what was going on.

Dustex Corp., which supplied materials for a pollution-control device built for the plant operated by the Municipal Electric Utility of the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa — also known as CFU — claims it didn’t receive a fair hearing because of the performance...
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