If Calif. Tax Bill Fails, Dueling Cos. May Head Out Of Court

Law360, San Diego (October 24, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT) -- Still reeling from a $544 million hit to their budget this year, California courts are going to face case backlogs if state voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's tax hike initiative on Nov. 6, creating a situation that could drive businesses to seek out arbitration and other alternative ways to resolve their legal disputes, experts said Tuesday.

Brown's Proposition 30 seeks to raise income taxes by up to 3 percent on the wealthy — those with incomes over $250,000 — for seven years and hike the state...
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