Talk Radio Host's Contract Suit Heads To Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT) -- Talk Radio Network Inc. won its bid Monday to compel arbitration of talk show host Michael Savage’s suit in California alleging a syndication contract with TRN restricts his ability to accept a competitor’s more favorable syndication offer.

In granting TRN's motion to compel arbitration, Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that the arbitration clause in the parties' agreement is valid and enforceable, rejecting Savage's argument that the disputed clause is substantively unconscionable.

“To the extent that plaintiffs...
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