Arbitration Analysis Missed The Mark In NJ Attys' Fees Row

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 5:40 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court insufficiently relied on an arbitration statute to modify a $33,300 arbitration award for an attorney who sued former clients for unpaid fees stemming from underlying insurance litigation.

A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed and remanded the trial court’s modification of the arbitration award in attorney Robert Kenny’s unpaid fees dispute with his former client Valery Belov, saying the judge didn’t properly determine under which arbitration statute the parties had arbitrated before...
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