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Arbitration Win in Puerto Rico

Butler Snow attorney Daniel W. Van Horn obtained a $1.2 million arbitration award for client RMS Lifeline, Inc. against Dialysis Access Center, PC and Dr. Justo Gonzalez in an arbitration conducted in Puerto Rico by the American Health Lawyers Association. The case involved a commercial dispute concerning the meaning of the management services agreement between RMS Lifeline and the dialysis access group. The arbitrator found for RMS Lifeline awarding it in excess of $1.2 million in base damages together with interest and an award of attorneys’ fees. As to the claims that Dialysis Access Center, P.C. and Dr. Justo Gonzalez brought against Lifeline, the arbitrator found in favor of RMS Lifeline. The arbitrator also found that the defendants had committed fraud against Lifeline and set out $300,000 of the $1.2 million dollar award as attributable to fraud.