Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): California Statutes, Public Policy, and Agreement –Part II: Enforcement of Recorded Covenant to Arbitrate

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The second recent ADR case on the meeting of minds concerns arbitration–that is, whether an arbitration will even happen. The Court of Appeal (4th District, Division 1) in Villa Vicenza Homeowners Association v. Nobel Court Development LLC (filed January 11, 2011) 2011 DJDAR 585 found “CC&R’s are not an effective means of obtaining an agreement […]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): California Statutes, Public Policy, and Agreement –Part I: Mediation Confidentiality

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Welcome to the inaugural posting of the California Appellate Lawyer Blog, presented by the Appellate Practice Group of Dowling Aaron Incorporated, Inc. This is Steve Vartabedian, recently retired from the bench, having spent 21 years on the California Court of Appeal which followed 8 years on the trial court. From time to time, I, and […]

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