Toyota Asks 9th Circ. To Uphold $2.6M Arbitration Award

Law360, Los Angeles (December 8, 2011, 8:19 PM EST) -- Toyota Motor Sales USA told the Ninth Circuit on Thursday that a $2.6 million arbitration award against its former in-house counsel — who allegedly leaked confidential information about rollover accident litigation — must be enforced even if the arbitrator erred on the law.

Toyota told the three-judge panel that mistakes of law are not reviewable under the Federal Arbitration Act, arguing that the arbitration award against former attorney Dimitrios P. Biller could not be vacated by the court. U.S. District Judge George H. King in March...
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