NY Court Revives Viridian Arbitration Award Despite Error

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 2:36 PM ET) -- A New York appellate court on Tuesday reinstated an arbitration award against a marketing "rising star" fired by energy retailer Viridian Network LLC, finding that, even though an arbitrator was wrong to exclude her from some hearings, the result — a finding that her termination was justified — would have been the same.

The unanimous, five-judge panel in Manhattan's First Department reversed Manhattan trial Judge Charles E. Ramos, who in March had vacated the award and sent plaintiff Suzanne Caruso's allegations against the energy company to...
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