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Thought Leadership / News
November 30, 2009 
 Press Releases
Hyman and Ormiston Successfully Prosecute an Arbitration for Choice Energy

Jonathan Hyman and Jim Ormiston successfully prosecuted an arbitration on behalf of Choice Energy in a proceeding against a former executive.  In November 2008, Choice terminated the executive's employment agreement "for cause" and initiated an arbitration proceeding seeking a declaratory judgment that it properly terminated the contract.  Thereafter, the executive asserted counterclaims alleging his contract was improperly terminated, and sought more than $2 million in compensation.  Following a week long arbitration hearing, Judge Ruby Sondock determined Choice had properly terminated the contract "for cause," and awarded the executive less than $200,000 in damages, roughly the amount of compensation owed as of the termination.