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Calif Appeals Court Finds For W.J. Deutsch In $5.6 Million Renwood Winery Litigation

A California appeals Court has denied Renwood Winery’s bid to invalidate an arbitrator’s decision against it in a $5.6 million contract dispute with W.J. Deutsch (WJD).

See WII’s earlier article: W.J. Deutsch-Renwood Legal War Worthy Of A Grisham Novel for more details on the legal fight behind this controversy.

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W.J. Deutsch-Renwood Legal War Worthy Of A Grisham Novel
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of Wine Industry Insight’s longer articles. But even at more than 2,300 words, it is impossible to do more than touch on some of the more prominent aspects of this very complicated litigation.
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