Business LawCivil Procedure
April 6, 2015

California Appeals Court Finds Arbitration Agreement with PAGA Waiver and Opt-Out Clause Unenforceable

A California appellate court has ruled that an arbitration agreement containing a representative action (PAGA)…
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Business LawCivil Procedure
April 2, 2015

New California District Court Ruling Provides Guidance on Arbitration Provisions in Online Contracts

A recent California District Court ruling in Savetsky v. Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. has invalidated…
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Civil ProcedureForeclosure
March 26, 2015

Persistence Fails to Pay Off for Junior Lienholder Hit by Suit for Violating Fair Debt Collection Laws

A recent California appeals court decision in Alborzian v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. not only…
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Business LawCivil Procedure
February 23, 2015

California Appeals Court Finds Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State’s Broughton-Cruz Rule

A California appeals court has ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) preempts California’s Broughton-Cruz…
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Business LawCivil Procedure
February 16, 2015

California Appeals Court Rules Evidentiary Hearing on Questionable Agreements Must Precede Arbitration

A California appeals court has ruled that an evidentiary hearing in a dispute over the…
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