If the Statute Is Clear, Well Defined, and Explicit, the Arbitrator Cannot Ignore It.

In C-Sculptures, LLC v. Brown, the supreme court held that an arbitrator manifestly disregarded the law by awarding damages to a construction company that did not have a valid license to perform the job.

C-Sculptures, who only had a Group II license which prohibits C-Sculptures from construction projects costing more than $100,000, had agreed to build a home for the Browns with a contract price exceeding $800,000. Continue reading

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