6th Circ. Refuses To Send Tire Dispute To Arbitration In China

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 8:19 PM EST) -- A Chinese tire company that appealed an Ohio federal judge’s decision to keep its U.S. partner’s counterclaims alive in a dispute over their scuttled business relationship instead of sending them to arbitration in China had its case rejected by the Sixth Circuit on Thursday.

Although Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. and its affiliates argued that Horizon Tire Inc. is bound by a 2006 collaboration agreement to take up its disputes in the Chinese arbitral forum known as CIETAC, the unanimous appeals court disagreed. Not only did...
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