Tire Maker's China Arbitral Bid Rightly Denied, 6th Circ. Told

By Jack Newsham (August 16, 2016, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A U.S. tire distributor sought to shut down a Sixth Circuit bid by its ex-business partner to send their dispute to Chinese arbitrators on Monday, saying an Ohio federal judge rightly decided that he couldn't enforce an expired arbitration clause after months of fierce litigation.

Horizon Tire Inc. and its sister companies first sued tire manufacturer Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. in California federal court in May 2015 for allegedly failing to repay a $3.6 million loan and trying to cut it out of the picture by selling a Horizon-designed tire called the Crosswind directly to retailers. Linglong filed its own...

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