Supply Contract Dispute

The arbitrator awarded our client 85% of the amount sought, plus virtually all of the arbitrator costs. Discovery in the proceeding was limited by the transactional documents, and the arbitration turned on the characterization of items supplied for large material handling systems designed to move coal through power plants. By highlighting the interrelationship the new parts and equipment bore to the existing material handling systems, Mr. Leach was able to establish that the items supplied fell within the contractual definition of those for which supplemental payment was due.