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.
- Decided 12/21/2009
- Published 12/21/2009
TACHA, Circuit Judge., Before TACHA, HOLLOWAY, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
United States Tenth Circuit
Submitted on the briefs: , John M. Cogswell, Cogswell Law Offices, P.C., Buena Vista, CO, for Appellant.
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.