Gateway Technologies Inc. V. Mci Telecommunications Corp.
Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
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MCI Telecommunications Corp. ("MCI") appeals a district court order affirming the judgment of an arbitrator who found that MCI breached its contract with Gateway Technologies, Inc., ("Gateway") and awarded attorneys' fees as actual damages as well as $2,000,000 in punitive damages. MCI contends that its contract with Gateway provides for de novo review by this court of the errors of law in the arbitration award and urges vacation of the entire award, claiming that the arbitrator improperly assessed both attorneys' fees and punitive damages as well as excluded critical evidence. While we agree that the contract provides for de novo judicial review of "errors of law" in the arbitration award, this court vacates only the punitive damages and otherwise affirms the arbitration award.
- Category: Law
- Published: Sep 27, 1995
- Publisher: LawApp Publishers
- Seller: Innodata Book Distribution Services Inc
- Print Length: 18 Pages
- Language: English