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September 2012 Blog Posts (3)

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

A trial court could revisit its order denying arbitration to a class of consumers where intervening case law held that class action waivers in consumer contract arbitration provisions are enforceable

 

Phillips v. Sprint PCS, California Court of Appeal, First District, Div. Three, case no.  A134371,  filed September 26, 2012

 Link: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A134371.PDF

Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on September 27, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

Arbitration clause in preprinted auto installment sale contract held to be procedurally and substantively unconscionable and thus unenforceable.

Goodridge v. KDF Automotive Group, Inc., California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Div. One, case no.  D060269, filed August 24, 2012, publication ordered September 13, 2012

Link: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/D060269.PDF

 

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Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on September 13, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

New Appellate Arbitration Opinion

As employment arbitration agreement explicitly covered claims in employee’s lawsuit and provided only for bilateral arbitration, held that the parties had not agreed to submit to class arbitration

 

Reyes v. Liberman Broadcasting, Inc., California Court of Appeal, Second District, Div. One, case no. 2012 S.O.S. 4581, filed August 31, 2012,

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Added by Leslie (Les) S. Rothenberg on September 4, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

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