Hugh J. Gorman lll Quoted in Mass Lawyers Weekly on SJC Ruling on Arbitration Contracts

A recent ruling from the Supreme Judicial Court is expected to curtail attempts by lawyers to use contract terms to expand the availability of judicial review of commercial arbitration decisions.

Prince Lobel’s litigator Hugh J. Gorman III, who was not involved in the case, was quoted stating that as arbitration has evolved, lawyers have added contractual language regarding how commercial and construction arbitrations are to be conducted.

“If a client came to me with an agreement drafted by someone else, I would suggest that [the clause] be taken out of the agreement altogether so there’s no confusion on the issue.”

View the full article to read more of Hugh’s opinions on the ruling.