Nigeria Attys Still Can't Withdraw From $276M Award Dispute

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 4:25 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday refused to reconsider whether to allow counsel for Nigeria to withdraw from enforcement proceedings relating to a confirmed $276 million arbitral award, which had been issued to an identity card company in 2008 after arbitrators found that the African nation had breached their contract.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman had denied the request, lodged by Thomas M. Dunlap and David Ludwig of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC and Kenechukwu C. Okoli, in July, saying that if he were to do so it would only further delay the proceedings, which have already dragged on for...

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