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Dean Cordiano and Liz Leaderman Published in Connecticut Law Tribune

Publisher: Connecticut Law Tribune
December 13, 2010

Partner Dean Cordiano (Hartford) and associate Liz Leaderman (Hartford) wrote an article titled "Should Lawyers Be Sanctioned for Arbitration Misconduct?" that was published in the Connecticut Law Tribune on December 13, 2010. The article looks at the recent appellate court decision in Positive Software v. New Century Mortgage v. Ophelia F. C√£mina, which held that it was beyond the inherent power of the court in a traditional, contractual arbitration to impose a $10,000 sanction upon an attorney for misconduct, and asks if an arbitrator can impose a fee reduction or a fine directly on attorneys as opposed to their parties.