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Prate Installations, Inc. v. Chicago Reg'l Council of Carpenters, 092453p.pdf

In an enforcement proceeding to confirm an arbitration award in favor of a construction firm, arising from a breach of contract by a union, district court's judgment is affirmed where: 1) the arbitrator permissibly interpreted the CBA to find that the union violated the MFN clause; 2) district court did not err in striking the portion of the arbitrator's award that extends past the expiration fo the 2001 CBA; 3) the issue of whether the arbitrator inappropriately adjusted wage rates is moot because the award of equitable relief is vacated; 4) district court properly dismissed the union's argument that the arbitrator improperly relief on facts covered by the 2002 release; and 5) the arbitrator permissibly awarded attorneys' fees.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/04/2010
  • Published 06/04/2010



  • United States Seventh Circuit