The Highliner isn't too sure what the conflict was all about, but Wrangell Seafoods Inc. is claiming a "substantial" financial victory.
Here's the company's press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WRANGELL, Alaska, April 24, 2008 – Wrangell Seafoods, Inc. announced today that arbitrator Thomas Brewer of The American Arbitration Association entered a substantial Interim Award in Wrangell Seafoods’ favor as damages for breach of contract by two seafood marketers. The interim award found Royal Greenland U.S. and Ed Bahrt and Associates, LLC jointly and severally liable to Wrangell Seafoods for the sum awarded. The Award also provided for further relief for attorneys’ fees and litigation costs in an amount to be determined in future proceedings.
Wrangell Seafoods was represented by Seattle attorneys Don Paul Badgley and Sandrin McEwan of Badgley-Mullins Law Group, PLLC.
In addition, to rendering the Award in favor of Wrangell Seafoods’, the arbitrator dismissed “with prejudice” all counterclaims that Royal Greenland U.S. and Ed Bahrt and Associates, LLC had asserted against Wrangell Seafoods, Inc..
In comments regarding the arbitration award, Wrangell Seafoods’ Chairman Douglas Roberts noted, “The Interim Award to Wrangell Seafoods could not have come at a better time. Royal Greenland U.S. and Ed Bahrt and Associates, LLC’s breaches of the exclusive purchase agreements with Wrangell Seafoods created severe hardships over the last eighteen months for both the employees of Wrangell Seafoods and the entire community of Wrangell. The Interim Award is welcomed with great relief by both the employees and the community.”
Located in Wrangell, Alaska, Wrangell Seafoods, Inc. processes high quality Alaska seafood for markets throughout the world.