Tag Archives: Judicial Review

Orders Compelling Compliance with a Legislative Subpoena Are Appealable in California

While avoiding the marijuana legalization debates raging in the state, the California Supreme Court confirmed that orders compelling five medical marijuana dispensaries to comply with subpoenas issued by the City of Dana Point were appealable, reversing the dismissal by the Court of Appeal in these consolidated cases. In Dana Point Safe Harbor Collective v. Superior … Continue Reading

The California Supreme Court Schedules Oral Argument For Four Civil Cases

The Court will hear oral argument on four civil cases this November, addressing a variety of issues: Cassel v. Superior Court. (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson),S178914: (1) Are the private conversations of an attorney and client for the purpose of mediation entitled to confidentiality under Evid. Code §§1115 through 1128? (2) Is an attorney a … Continue Reading

The California Supreme Court Limits Scope of Arbitration Awards

In Pearson Dental Supplies, Inc. v. Sup. Ct., the court considered an arbitrator’s decision, pursuant to a mandatory arbitration agreement, that an employee’s discrimination claim was time barred. Since by failing to apply the tolling statute CCP § 1281.12, the arbitrator had committed “a clear error of law” which would deprive the employee of any … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court Civil Issues Pending: Alternative Dispute Resolution

[UPDATED THROUGH APRIL 1, 2010] Expanded Scope of Judicial Review in Arbitration. Does the Texas Arbitration Act permit enforcement of a contractual provision expanding the scope of judicial review of an arbitration award? NAFTA Traders v. Quinn, No. 08 0613, formerly 275 S.W.3d 795 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008), review granted 03/27/09. … Continue Reading