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Shell Oil Co. v. CO2 Comm., Inc., 08-2281

In a motion to a district court involved in the ongoing adjudication of a class action settlement regarding whether the settlement committee's arbitration claim against plaintiffs was barred by res judicata, an order referring the res judicata issue to the panel in a prior arbitration regarding the settlement is reversed where the arbitration agreement provided that applicability of the defense must be determined by a new arbitration panel.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/21/2009
  • Published 12/21/2009


  • TACHA, Circuit Judge., Before TACHA, HOLLOWAY, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Tenth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Submitted on the briefs: , John M. Cogswell, Cogswell Law Offices, P.C., Buena Vista, CO, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kent Sullivan, Matthew J. Salzman, and Brian E. Sobczyk, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City, MO, for Appellee Cortez Pipeline Company;  Mark Rodriguez and Gwen Samora, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Houston, TX, and Andrew McCollam, III, McCollam Law Firm, PC, Houston, TX, for Appellees Shell Oil Company, Swepi LP, f/k/a Shell Western E & P, Inc., and Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, L.P., f/k/a Shell CO2 Company, Ltd.;  Shannon Ratliff and Richard A. Fordyce, Ratliff Law Firm, PLLC, Austin, TX, and Bryan G. Eberle, Sherman & Howard, LLC, Denver, CO, for Appellee Mobil Producing Texas & New Mexico, Inc.

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