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money_bag_photo_nyreblog_com_.JPGAfter arbitrating a fee dispute brought against a client and receiving the panel's determination, R. Kenneth Jewell filed a case with the New York Civil Court seeking to have the outcome overturned.

When that request was denied, Jewell appealed to the Appellate Term, First Department, which refused to disturb the outcome.

In addition to improperly serving his client with the necessary paperwork, the AT1 was of the view Jewell was required, by the terms of his retainer agreement, to accept whatever decision the arbitrators reached.

That was far from precious.

magnifying_glass_gif_nyreblog_com_.GIFTo view a copy of the Appellate Term's decision, please use this link: Jewell v. Iyer