Ex-SGB Partner Loses Arbitration Bid Over Firing At New Firm

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- A California appeals court on Monday rejected former Spray Gould & Bowers LLP partner William Glenn Johnson’s bid to compel arbitration in a wrongful termination suit brought by his partner at his new firm, saying the partnership agreement’s arbitration provision was unconscionable.

The three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the partnership agreement that Erika Brenner and Johnson drafted together — using a template from their former firm, Spray Gould & Bowers — upon her joining Johnson’s newly created firm, Glenn Johnson Law LLP, contained...
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