District Court Kept Jurisdiction After Arbitration: 11th Circ.

Law360, Miami (December 19, 2016, 8:02 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit has affirmed in a published opinion that a district court had jurisdiction to confirm an arbitration award despite the plaintiff's move to drop the underlying suit and to enforce the confirmation against related parties joined to the arbitration award.

The appeals court's published opinion on Thursday in a breach of contract case between cellphone provider PTA-FLA Inc. and ZTE USA Inc. over a $3.8 million deal for telecommunications equipment, said it was clear from case law that after the district court issued an order compelling arbitration, it retained jurisdiction over defendant ZTE's motion to confirm the arbitration award,...

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