Appellate win for Focal client in long-running dispute involving WA cannabis licensee


Focal was pleased to see the Court of Appeals uphold the arbitration awards obtained on behalf of its clients in this long-running dispute relating to ownership of a Washington retail cannabis licensee. For more information about the case, you can find Respondents’ Brief here and the Court of Appeals’ decision here.

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