International Energy Ventures Management LLC v United Energy Group Limited United States District Court Southern District of Texas Civil Action 4-17-cv-02262 - Opinion on Arbitration by Judge Lynn N Hughes - 20 March 2020
International Ventures Management LLC and United Energy Group LTD. had a contract. That contract included an acknowledgment of debt and an arbitration clause. United never paid International that debt, so International sued and later sought arbitration. The arbitrators did not have the power to decide whether arbitration had been waived by litigation, so arbitration was improperly dismissed. The litigation that followed was entirely procedural or more attempts at arbitration. For that reason, arbitration was not waived. Both the McGowan and Davis Awards will be vacated and International's motion to compel arbitration will be granted.