Calif.'s Support For Arbitration Stays Strong

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT) -- California has long had a strong public policy favoring contractual arbitration. Typically, courts will not disturb an agreement between two parties to arbitrate their disputes unless the agreement is found to be unconscionable.

This public policy was recently reaffirmed by the California Court of Appeal in Serpa v. California Surety Investigations Inc., which held that even arbitration provisions that can be revised by one party in its sole discretion and without notice, are enforceable where no other signs of unconscionability are present.[1]

In Serpa, California Surety...
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