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Larkins Vacura Kayser Prevails on appeal of $3 million arbitration award

October 26, 2022

Larkins Vacura Kayser attorney Cody Hoesly prevailed before the Oregon Court of Appeals in Floor Solutions, Inc. v. Johnson, 322 Or App 417 (2022). After our client obtained confirmation of a $3 million arbitration award against his former employer for violation of Oregon’s wage statutes, the employer appealed, arguing that the arbitrators had exceeded their powers by manifestly disregarding the law. The appellate court affirmed, holding that “manifest disregard” is not a cognizable basis for challenging an arbitration award under Oregon law.