Arbitrators Limited On Fees Rulings, Fla. Appeals Court Says

Law360, Miami (July 31, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court found Wednesday that arbitrators had exceeded their powers when they ruled on attorneys' fees in a fired financial adviser's case against his former employer, Banc of America Investment Services Inc., because he hadn't waived his state law right to have a court hear the issue.

The panel of the Third District Court of appeal ordered the Miami trial court to rehear the issue, saying plaintiff Juan Carlos Carvajal had a right under state law to have the court make a determination on...
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