Miami Builds International Arbitration Chops With New Court
Partner Israel Encinosa was quoted by the Law360 on Miami's newly built international arbitration court which has bolstered Miami's reputation and led to an appellate ruling that will help shape arbitration law in Florida. Mr. Encinosa represented Samsung Electronics Latinoamerica Miami Inc. in the court as part of a arbitration agreement with a Miami phone distributor, CT Miami LLC, over a 2009 document that attempted to put an oral agreement under which CT was selling Samsung phones into writing. Judge John Thornton ruled that CT had not met its burden of proving that there was no binding agreement between parties and sent the parties to arbitration. The Florida Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the decision in September providing reassurance to the judge that his methods of handling these cases were on target.
"He made some tough rulings,” Mr. Encinosa said, “He was comfortable enough with the law to determine that no evidentiary hearing was necessary."
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