PASADENA, Calif. - After finding that the president of a California corporation was induced into assigning an agreement under duress, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 29 affirmed a decision to dismiss a Chinese company and its bankruptcy administrator's petition to confirm an international arbitration award that was issued in their favor (Xuchu Dai, as the bankruptcy administrator for Changzhou AMEC Eastern Tools and Equipment Co., Ltd., No. 12-56577, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. Dist. App. LEXIS 8085).