'Girls Gone Wild' Exec Can't Dodge Tax Shelter Arbitration

Law360, Los Angeles (January 18, 2013, 8:37 PM EST) -- “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis must arbitrate his claims alleging BDO Seidman LLP duped him into investing in unlawful tax shelters, a California judge ruled Friday, finding the arbitration clause in his consulting agreement with the firm was not unconscionable.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen White said Francis had not shown BDO fraudulently induced him to enter into the agreement in 2001 after he asked the firm to perform an audit of a company he was attempting to sell or that the arbitration...
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