Year: 2015

On October 21, 2015, pursuant to order of the California Supreme Court, the opinion in SingerLewak LLP v. Gantman, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 929 (2nd Dist., 7/29/15) was published in the official reports. The case is important because it affirms the general rule that absent a contrary provision in the arbitration agreement the award is […]Continue reading

Fraud, duress, and unconscionability can invalidate contracts. In Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co., LLC (2015) 61 Cal. 4th 899, the California Supreme Count examined the unconscionability defense involving an arbitration agreement between a car dealer and customer.  The vehicle was a 2006 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz S500 purchased for $53,498 and financed at 4.99%.  A dispute arose concerning the […]Continue reading