Arbitration Of Claims Against Business Buyer
Represented buyer of industrial business in 15-day multi-million dollar arbitration before retired federal judge. Case involved more than 20 percipient witnesses and expert witnesses, covering wide range of issues of cost-accounting, earn-out procedures, custom and practice in mergers and acquisitions, and alleged damages.
Enforcement Of Arbitration Award
Firm obtained judgment enforcing seven-figure arbitration award, overcoming challenge based on alleged non-disclosure of facts relating to arbitrator’s background, allegedly required to be disclosed under California Arbitration Act. Obtained favorable reported decision in court of appeal upholding the judgment and denying deposition of the arbitrator. Read Reported Opinion.
Defense Of Franchisor Claims Against Franchisee
Firm defended franchisee in six-figure claim in connection with the sale of the franchised business. Firm asserted counter-claim on behalf of franchisee; case settled at meditation, avoiding arbitration and litigation.
Blocking Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitration Award
Firm represented U.S. licensor in defense of claim by European licensee, blocking licensee’s attempt to enforce partial final arbitration award issued by International issued in Düsseldorf, Germany under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce. Firm obtained ruling that the partial final award could not be immediately enforced in the U.S. under the New York Convention (Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.)
Owner v. Construction Company
In three-week AAA arbitration, the Firm successfully represented a property owner in obtaining a favorable arbitration award on the claim and defeating the construction company’s cross-claim. The issues tried included adequacy of construction in light of trade standards, proper remedies and liability for change orders.
Please note that these descriptions of cases, transactions and results do not constitute a guaranty, warranty, or prediction about the outcome of your legal matters or your satisfaction with the Firm. Every case stands on its own. For obvious reasons, a positive outcome for one client can’t always translate to the same outcome for a different client, or the same client in a different matter.