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August 2013 Blog Posts (3)

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

Parties who were granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis in the trial court can be excused from obligation to pay fees associated with arbitration compelled by law firm’s retainer agreement.

Roldan v. Callahan & Blaine, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Div. Three, case no. G047306, filed August 26, 2013

Link: www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/G047306.pdf

 

Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on August 27, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

Where an arbitration award is silent re interest on certain damages, a court is not foreclosed from awarding interest on those damages while respecting an explicit award of interest on other damages.

Lagstein v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, case no. 11-17369, filed August 5, 2013

Link: cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2013/08/05/11-17369.pdf

Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on August 5, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

Labor arbitration pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement has preclusive effect on racial discrimination complaint and other common law wrongs where arbitration encompassed the claim.

Wade v. Ports America Management Corporation, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Div. Four, case no. B238224, filed August 2, 2013

Link: www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B238224.pdf

Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on August 2, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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