Canadian Artist Seeks To Reopen Award Confirmation Suit

By Christine Powell (April 14, 2016, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Canadian decorative artist asked a Louisiana federal court Thursday to resume enforcement proceedings of an arbitration award in an intellectual property dispute with a Louisiana company — a move that is likely to moot the permission the company recently received to immediately appeal a decision refusing to reopen the case.

In March, U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon said Jolie Design & Decor Inc. could bring the appeal to the Fifth Circuit, saying it would help resolve a dispute stemming from a distribution agreement with Canadian artist Kathy van Gogh that centers on claims that van Gogh broke the...

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