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T.Co Metals, LLC v. Dempsey Pipe & Supply, Inc., No. 08-3894

By FindLaw Staff on January 15, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a motion to vacate an arbitral award, the district court's order affirming the arbitrator's original award and vacating subsequent amendments to the award by the arbitrator is affirmed in part where the award did not manifestly disregard the law because the arbitrator's process of calculating damages constituted a reasonable interpretation of the legal distinction between the diminution-in-value damages that were available to respondent under the N.Y. U.C.C. and the consequential damages that were excluded by the parties' contracts.  However, the order is reversed in part where the district court erred in applying the functus officio doctrine to the arbitrator, as the arbitrator was acting on the parties' petitions for reconsideration, and he revised the award pursuant to his interpretation of the arbitral rules under which the parties had agreed the arbitration would be conducted.

Read T.Co Metals, LLC v. Dempsey Pipe & Supply, Inc., No. 08-3894

Appellate Information

Argued: June 24, 2009

Decided: January 14, 2010


Opinion by Judge Livingston


For Appellant:

Alfred J. Kuffler, Stephen W. Armstrong and Lathrop B. Nelson, III, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

For Appellee:

Marc J. Goldstein, Marc J. Goldstein Litigation & Arbitration Chambers, New York, NY

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