Fish Can’t Duck Fraud Suit Over $28M Award, Texas Court Told

Law360, Dallas (May 23, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A now-dissolved title services law firm told a Texas appeals court last week that Fish & Richardson PC and JAMS Inc. aren’t immune from fraud claims over a $28 million arbitration award handed out by an arbitrator allegedly biased toward Fish & Richardson.

The former Patten & Karlseng PC firm, a title services business that split up to avoid an impermissible fee-sharing agreement with a nonattorney partner, contends former U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Faulkner, who arbitrated a dispute over the business split, was biased and covered...
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