US Supreme Court Backs Panama Canal Owner in Dispute with Builders

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The high court let stand a ruling by the federal appeals court in Atlanta that denied the contractors' request to vacate the award issued by an arbitration tribunal in 2020.

May 20, 2024
C.J. Schexnayder - Engineering News-Record

A long-running legal battle over the concrete used in construction of the Panama Canal's third lane expansion locks has reached its end in U.S. courts—with the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 upholding a $271.8-million award to the project owner, the Panama Canal Authority, against its contractor group, Grupo Unidos por el Canal.

Reprinted courtesy of C.J. Schexnayder, Engineering News-Record

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