Court of Appeals reaffirms limited review of arbitration awards

Once an arbitration award is entered, the general rule is that the losing party has very few options.  This rule was reaffirmed by the Division Two Court of Appeals in TTMI Construction v. Powell Bonney Lake, LLC, an unpublished decision.  The losing party, Powell, requested that the court modify an arbitration award entered against it by the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

The Court of Appeals held that the award could not be modified absent an evident mathmatical miscalculation or error of law on the face of the arbitration award.  Powell failed to establish either and the Court denied Powell’s request to modify the award.


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