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Illinois Federal Judge Confirms Arbitrator’s $7.7M Award To Hyatt

Mealey's (April 20, 2017, 1:10 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — An Illinois federal judge on April 19 granted Hyatt Franchising LLC’s motion to confirm a more than $7.7 million arbitration award entered against a former franchisee, saying the arbitrator vigorously reviewed a franchise agreement and did not commit misconduct or disregard of the law and that there were no public policy reasons giving the court the authority to overturn the award (Hyatt Franchising LLC v. Shen Zhen New World I LLC, et al., No. 16-cv-8306, N.D. Ill. Eastern Div., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS  59455)....
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