Arbitration Win in Business Dispute

Firm partner Kelly Curnutt represented a businessman in a recent arbitration hearing in Fort Worth, Texas. The case arose from the purchase of a business by the firm’s client, which he was induced to do by false statements of the sellers. The sellers initiated the arbitration proceeding on claims against the firm’s client for failing to assume the business’ real property lease, and the firm asserted counterclaims against the sellers for breach of contract and misrepresentation. The arbitrator denied all the sellers’ claims, and instead ruled in favor of the firm’s client, awarding damages and attorneys’ fees.