We are pleased to report another landmark win for a Lewis & Llewellyn client. As reported in Law360, following a two week arbitration and years of litigation, Lewis & Llewellyn client EDAG Engineering won “some $28 million in arbitration against electric vehicle startup Byton, after a payment dispute arose from their combined efforts to build an all-electric luxury SUV called the M-Byte.” Furthermore, it was reported that a “JAMS sole arbitrator, former San Francisco County Superior Court Judge William J. Cahill, rejected [Byton’s] counterclaims . . . and instead concluded that Byton was on the hook to EDAG for some 23.45 million Euros (roughly $28 million), plus interest and nearly $90,000 in costs.” A copy of the article is available here.
“This is absolutely the right outcome,” said lead counsel Evangeline “Evan” Burbidge. “Our client did their job, providing world-class service in the face of novel engineering challenges. We were pleased to help them receive every penny they had earned, with interest.”
The Lewis & Llewellyn team consisted of lead counsel Burbidge, supported by Brad Estes, Marc Lewis, and Kristin Orrantia. With this most recent win, Lewis & Llewellyn maintains its 100% success rate in arbitration.