On March 28, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed Severson & Werson’s success in a 2015 AAA arbitration of disputes between Severson’s architectural client and a local hospital district. In the underlying action, the three-arbitrator panel, rejected the claims of breach of contract and negligence asserted against Severson’s client and awarded the architectural firm more than $3M in termination fees and expenses pursuant to contract. The hospital district sought to set that result aside, first in the Superior Court and then in the Court of Appeal. The Courts have sided with Severson’s client each time. The arbitration and Superior Court proceedings were handled by David Ericksen and Peter Lyon. The appellate briefing and hearing were handled by Kerry Franich and Jan Chilton.