Judges Skeptical Of Warriors' Argument That Arbitrator Erred

Law360, San Francisco (July 23, 2020, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A California state appellate panel expressed skepticism Thursday at the Golden State Warriors' argument that an arbitrator wrongly determined that the team's decision to move to San Francisco and not renew its agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority requires the Warriors to pay their former landlord approximately $40 million.

The appellate judges grilled counsel for the Warriors during an oral arguments hearing held via video, saying they had trouble seeing how the arbitrator had erred and why the Warriors shouldn't have to continue making debt payments.

Presiding Justice Barbara J.R. Jones struggled to understand the Warriors' argument that the team...

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