T.K. Construction LLC U.S. v. Triangle Construction Company, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 26 Motion to Stay the Action Pending Arbitration. Signed by Senior Judge W. Earl Britt on 1/5/2017. (Marsh, K)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
T.K. CONSTRUCTION LLC U.S.,
CONSENT ORDER STAYING ACTION
COMPANY, INC. and
AVR DAVIS RALEIGH LLC,
This matter comes before the Court on the Joint Motion of the parties to this action, T. K.
Construction LLC U.S. (“T. K. Construction”), Triangle Construction Company, Inc.
(“Triangle”) and AVR Davis Raleigh LLC (“AVR”), for an Order staying this action pending
This matter relates to the development of real property consisting of approximately three
apartment buildings known as the Jones Grant Apartments located at 1040 Wake Towne Drive,
Raleigh, North Carolina; 1000 Wake Towne Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina; and 920 Wake
Towne Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina (“Project”). T. K. Construction was the drywall and paint
subcontractor for a portion of the Project. The parties now desire to arbitrate all claims between
T. K. Construction and Defendants.
NOW, THEREFORE, because it appears to the Court that all remaining parties to this
action have agreed to resolve certain disputes between them in this case through arbitration, all
proceedings in this action involving all causes of action are stayed pending arbitration, subject to
the following terms and conditions, which are agreed upon by all remaining parties, and are
hereby made a part of this Order:
Selection of Arbitrator – The parties have agreed to use a single arbitrator to be
mutually agreed upon. The parties shall act in good faith and use their best efforts to select a
single arbitrator. If the parties are unable to reach a consent as to the single arbitrator within 21
days of this Order, then it is agreed that the parties shall use a panel of three arbitrators. In such
event, each party shall select an arbitrator and the third arbitrator shall be selected by the two
arbitrators selected by the parties.
Location of Arbitration – The arbitration will be conducted in Raleigh, North
Carolina at such facility as may be mutually agreed upon, or at any other location that is
mutually agreeable. If the parties cannot agree on a facility for the arbitration, the arbitrator shall
select the location.
Date of Arbitration – The arbitrator shall determine the date of the arbitration
after consulting the parties regarding the amount of discovery and preparation needed prior to
arbitration. In so doing, the arbitrator shall reasonably attempt to accommodate the needs of all
parties and their counsel.
Fees and Expenses of Arbitrator – All fees and expenses incurred and charged
by the arbitrator and (if necessary) for the facility shall be borne equally by T. K. Construction
and Triangle. The arbitrator may assess in whole, or in part, his fees and expenses incurred in
connection with the arbitration, as a part of his award, if allowed by contract or by statute.
Issues –All issues raised by the pleadings in this action, or which may be raised
later, shall be submitted to the arbitrator for resolution. The scope of this arbitration shall be
construed as broadly as possible so as to encompass all issues.
Resolution of Disputes – The arbitrator is expressly empowered to resolve all
disputes in this action. The rules and decisional law of the State of North Carolina shall govern
Issuance of Award – The arbitrator shall, if at all possible, issue his award in this
case within thirty (30) business days of the conclusion of the arbitration. The arbitrator shall
provide a statement of the reason for his award citing his findings of fact and conclusions of law.
Final Award – The final award of the arbitration shall be entered as a judgment
in this action.
Applicable Law – This Agreement shall in all respects be governed and
construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina.
Successors and Assigns – This Order shall be binding upon and inure to the
benefit of the remaining parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors
IT IS SO ORDERED.
This the ____ day of ____________, 201 7.
Judge, United States District Court
WE SO MOVE AND CONSENT:
/s/ John B. Walker
John B. Walker (“Bo”) – N.C. Bar No.: 35631
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
2840 Plaza Place, Suite 400
P.O. Box 31507
Raleigh, NC 27622-1507
Attorneys for Plaintiff
T. K. Construction LLC U.S.
/s/ Charles M. Sprinkle_________________
Charles M. Sprinkle – N.C. Bar No. 28096
Cory B. Patterson – N.C. Bar No. 39973
HAYNSWORTH SINKLER BOYD, P.A.
ONE North Main, 2nd Floor (29601)
Post Office Box 2048
Greenville, South Carolina 29602
Attorneys for Defendants Triangle Construction
Company, Inc., and AVR Davis Raleigh, LLC
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