Federal Judge Finds Removal Under Convention Is Not Proper, Remands

Mealey's (September 22, 2016, 1:56 PM EDT) -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A federal judge in Puerto Rico on Sept. 19 granted a motion to remand claims for damages related to the alleged impairment of an exclusive distribution agreement, finding that a company validly pleaded a tortious interference claim and that the court could not exercise federal question jurisdiction under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Air-Con Inc. v. Daikin Applied Latin America LLC, et al., No. 15-2683, D. Puerto Rico; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128863).

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