HOUSTON - A Texas federal judge on March 30 stayed an action filed by a metal company in relation to steel that allegedly was damaged before and after transport, finding that the company was required to arbitrate its claims in London pursuant to an arbitration clause in a charter party between the vessel's owner and the shipping company hired to handle the transport (Barna Conshipping, S.L. v. 8,000 Metric Tons, et al., No. 09-163, S.D. Texas; 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37645).
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