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Wachovia Securities, LLC v. Brand, 10-2111

On a motion to confirm an arbitration award in favor of former employees who asserted that their former employer's claims against them were frivolous, the decision of the district court upholding the award is affirmed, where: 1) the arbitration panel was not compelled to follow state procedural mandates in the arbitration; 2) even if the state procedures did apply in arbitration, the employer did not allege misconduct by the arbitrators; 3) the employer did not demonstrate that the arbitrators manifestly disregarded the law when they awarded the employees $1.1 million in attorneys' fees and costs under the South Carolina Frivolous Civil Proceedings Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/16/2012
  • Published 02/16/2012


  • Duncan


  • United States Fourth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Stephen Montgomery Cox, Joseph A. Dougherty