Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Mr. Coleman was lead counsel in defense of a $200+ million claim against an A/E firm for design and construction administration of a $175 million complex. The consolidated arbitration involved four cases, including one against individuals originally filed in Tribal Court. We successfully argued a motion in Tribal Court and, ultimately, in the Tribal Court of Appeals, to remove to arbitration. Other consolidated cases involved a parking ramp, hotel curtain wall, casino opening delay and lost profits claim, and fees and architectural fees counterclaim. After 105 days of arbitration in front of a three-person panel, the final award included recovery of almost $1 million in fees and expenses in favor of the A/E client.