Arbitration

Aug 24, 2022
Quach v. California Commerce Club, Inc., S275121.

#22-234 Quach v. California Commerce Club, Inc., S275121. (B310458; 78 Cal.App.5th 470; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 19STCV42445.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. This case presents the following issue:

Aug 10, 2022
Wing v. Chico Healthcare & Wellness Centre, LP, S274939.

#22-226 Wing v. Chico Healthcare & Wellness Centre, LP, S274939. (B310232; 78 Cal.App.5th 22; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC719077.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. Petition for review granted;

Aug 10, 2022
Sanchez v. MC Painting, S274780.

#22-225 Sanchez v. MC Painting, S274780. (D078817; nonpublished opinion; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2020-00030754-CU-OE-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 8/10/2022 “The court

The Ins and Outs of Arbitration Law – Virtual CLE

Please join GMSR partner Jeff Raskin, our resident arbitration expert, for his upcoming presentation on arbitration law, sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Using a policy-driven and pop-culture inspired approach, Jeff will explain how to effectively handle petitions to compel arbitration and petitions to

GMSR’s Jeff Raskin authors article on using public policy against arbitration

Countless published cases invoke California’s public policy in favor of arbitration to justify everything from expansive interpretation of arbitration agreements to the extremely narrow scope of judicial review of arbitration awards. Less well-known are two doctrines that allow parties to use public policy against arbitration,

GMSR’s Robin Meadow authors article on successful navigation of judicial references

Judicial references are an attractive alternative to waiting behind the superior court’s Covid-19 backlog to get to trial. But there are traps for the unwary: Many practitioners do not know about some important legal aspects of references, and they often fail to appreciate what they

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Jeffrey E. Raskin
Jeffrey Raskin argued and won his first appellate case even before graduating from law school—a First Amendment case before the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Since then, Jeff’s career has focused on appellate law, including a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond
Greenspan v. Manhattan Loft, LLC (Nov. 10, 2009, B205917) 2009 WL 3740703 [nonpublished opinion]

The trial court struck $12 million from a $14 million arbitration award, concluding that the parties did not submit to arbitration the issue that resulted in those damages. The court reached that conclusion by interpreting a series of contracts de novo and then using that

Meyerman v. Burgess (June 20, 2006, E037902) 2006 WL 1682627 [nonpublished opinion].

GMSR appellate lawyers Carolyn Oill and Robin Meadow won this affirmance. The appeal sought to overturn a highly favorable award on the ground that the trial court erred in compelling arbitration over the other side’s claim of waiver. The court accepted GMSR’s argument that substantial

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