NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge granted a Chinese shipping company's motion to dismiss a petition to confirm an arbitration award issued in favor of several companies that contracted with it to build four vessels, finding that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over the company (In the Matter of the Arbitration Act of 1996 and in the Matter of an Arbitration Between; Covington Marine Corp., et al. v. Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd., et al No. 09-7041, E.D. La.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33867).
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