Any claim or dispute arising from or related to the current Contract or its interpretation is to be finally resolved by Arbitration according to the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and shall be tried under Greek Law. Arbitration shall take place in Athens, Greece, by three Greek Arbitrators.
Joint Appendix (JA) 101. Modification No. 5 further provided that Greek was the language of the arbitration and that the result of the arbitration was final and binding on both parties. Id.
The Hellenic Republic] is correct that Leidos expressly asked, at a much earlier point in this long-running litigation, that the amount of Judgment... be stated in Euros. However, the fact that Leidos asked for the Judgment to be stated in Euros at that time does not decide the issue at this late date.
In re Arbitration of Certain Controversies between Sci. Applications Int'l Corp. & Hellenic Republic, 249 F. Supp. 3d at 302. The explanation utterly fails to account for the fact that Leidos's request could have—and should have—been made long "before judgment was entered." Obriecht v. Raemisch, 517 F.3d 489, 494 (7th Cir. 2008); see Baker, 554 U.S. at 486 n.5. Indeed, the district court's rationale does not seem to contemplate any limit on a prevailing party's doing a post-judgment volte-face.4 The text of Rule 59(e) plainly does not differentiate between winners and losers. Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e). Neither does our precedent. See, e.g., Patton Boggs, 683 F.3d at 403 ("Rule 59(e) is not a vehicle to present a new legal theory that was available prior to judgment."). The benefit of finality applies equally to all litigants. See Plaut v. Spendthrift Farm, Inc., 514 U.S. 211, 219 (1995) (discussing historical reasons for promoting finality).
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