Greenberg Glusker Can Demand Arbitration In Fee Dispute

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 4:41 PM EST) -- A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that a law firm can invoke an arbitration clause in a retainer agreement without filing a court action, reversing a lower court's ruling pertaining to a fee dispute involving Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP.

If parties have agreed in writing to binding arbitration, a demand for arbitration within 30 days of service of a nonbinding award under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act prevents that nonbinding award from becoming final, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal,...
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