• Pre-Dispute Reference Agreements Not Always Enforceable Under California Law
  • March 2, 2011 | Author: Harold J. Lee
  • Law Firm: Buchalter Nemer A Professional Corporation - Los Angeles Office
  • In a published decision filed February 10, 2011 titled, Tarrant Bell Property, LLC et al. v. The Superior Court of Alameda County, the Supreme Court of California (the Court) affirmed the judgment from a California Court of Appeal holding that a trial court has the discretion to refuse to enforce a predispute agreement under Section 638 of the California Code of Civil Procedure (Section 638)2.