SAKG Prevails in Eighth Circuit Appeal

On August 9, 2018, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order confirming an arbitrator’s award of more than $916,000 in attorney’s fees to SAKG’s client.

The opposing party raised several arguments in an attempt to vacate the arbitrator’s award, including that the arbitrator allegedly “disregarded Missouri law” and therefore “exceeded his powers,” but its arguments were rejected by both the District Court and the Eighth Circuit.  The case was briefed and argued by partner Jeff Kennard.