The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a CAA Sports agent procured his arbitration award by fraud when he lied to the plaintiff and the arbitrator about documents pertaining to the case.

“Courts will disturb an arbitration award only in limited circumstances, but those circumstances do occasionally arise,” stated Judge Kent A. Jordan, in his Aug. 9 opinion for the court, which vacated and remanded an order by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania that confirmed an arbitration award for Todd France.