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Michael F. Schmidt Gets $350,000 Arbitration Award Vacated
Dailey v Nationwide Insurance, Wayne County Circuit Court, We were retained to file a motion to vacate a $350,000 arbitration award in a claim for property damage pursuant to a homeowner policy. We argued that the arbitration award should be vacated because the arbitrator failed to follow controlling legal principles in awarding damages on theories which were not supported by law including defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. The trial court agreed and granted our motion and vacated the arbitration award and also appointed a new arbitrator.