• Court did Not Abuse its Discretion in Denying a Motion to Confirm Arbitration Award that Asked for More than was Awarded
  • September 16, 2016
  • Law Firm: Jones Skelton Hochuli P.L.C. - Phoenix Office
  • Kleslas sued for (1) the return of their residential lease security deposit, (2) statutory treble damages, (3) punitive damages for alleged fraud committed by the landlord, Wittenberg, and (4) statutory and contract-based attorney fees. Wittenberg counter-sued for unpaid rent and alleged damage to the property. The arbitrator signed and filed an arbitration award in early December 2013 awarding the Kleslas $10,000 on their complaint and Wittenberg $904 on his counterclaim. The arbitrator did not award attorney fees or costs to either party. Neither party timely appealed from the arbitration award; the deadline to do so passed in late December 2013.