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US Mine Supplier Must Arbitrate In S. Africa, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (October 4, 2016, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A U.S. mining equipment distributor whose business was threatened when a competitor took over a key supplier was ordered Tuesday to take the dispute with its rival to arbitration in South Africa by a West Virginia federal judge.

Shilmann Rocbit LLC had struck a deal with South Africa-based Riplog Pty Ltd. in 2014 to distribute a piece of Riplog-made mining equipment known as a gas bag or hole plug in the United States. Later that year, however, the Australian mine supplier MTI Group Pty Ltd. bought...
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Case Information

Case Title

Shilmann Rocbit, LLC v. American Blasting Consumables, Inc.

Case Number



West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Date Filed

July 27, 2016

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