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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
In re Atlantic Pipe Corporation
Citation:304 F.3d 135 (1st Cir. 2002)
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Thames-Dick (Respondent) agreed to construct, operate, and maintain an aqueduct. After completion of the project, a segment of the pipeline burst and Respondent sought recovery from its subcontracts for the cost of repairs, including Atlantic Pipe Corporation (Petitioner). As more third-parties joined the claim, Respondent moved for the case to go to mediation. Petitioner objected to mediation on the grounds that the district court did not have the authority to force mediation.
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