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Wartsila Finland OY v. Duke Capital LLC, 07-20012

In a suit involving payments under a contract to construct a power plant in Guatemala, a judgment confirming an arbitration award and denying intervenor defendant's request for a stay of enforcement is affirmed where: 1) the district court properly interpreted a tribunal's award when it determined that the award contemplated summary confirmation and enforcement by the court; and 2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the request for a stay of enforcement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/20/2008
  • Published 02/21/2008


  • EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before REAVLEY, SMITH and GARZA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • George T. Shipley (argued), Jonathan B. Smith, Shipley, Snell, Montgomery, LLP, Houston, TX, for Plaintiffs-Appellees., Steven G.M. Stein (argued), John N. Walker, Carl L. Popovsky, Stein, Ray & Harris, Chicago, IL, R. Andrew Black, William Joseph Boyce, Kevin Michael O'Gorman, Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston, TX, for Intervenor Defendant-Appellant.