A Manhattan judge has declined to throw out an arbitrator’s Lemon Law award, holding that a Louisiana motorcycle manufacturer may have had the opportunity to repair the malfunctioning motorbike despite the destruction of its facility by Hurricane Katrina.

“The arbitrator’s decision is supported by adequate evidence, and petitioner has not demonstrated that the arbitrator did not take into account the effects of Hurricane Katrina,” New York Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman held in Confederate Motor Company v. Barlow, 117108/06.

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