Adding To The Burden And Expense Of Arbitration

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 12:22 PM EDT) -- Since the California Supreme Court's 1992 decision in Monscharsh v. Heily & Blase (1992) 3 Cal.4th 1, it has been settled law that a final arbitration award was immune from judicial review unless a petitioner could satisfy the narrow grounds to vacate an award set forth in California Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 1286.2(a).

Indeed, the principle of Moncharsh was recently reaffirmed by the court in Cable Connection Inc. v. DIRECTTV Inc. (2008) 44 Cal.4th 1334. As the Moncharsh court noted, "it is the general rule...
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