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Supreme Court: Only the parties to a construction contract may invoke CIAC jurisdiction

Insights | By: Ricky A. Sabornay

In Stronghold Insurance Company, Inc. v. Spouses Stroem (G.R. No. 204689, January 21, 2015), the Philippine Supreme Court through Associate Justice Marvic V.F. Leonen once again reminds us that the jurisdiction of the Construction Industry Arbitration Committee (“CIAC”) may be invoked only by the parties to a construction contract containing an arbitration clause.

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