By Steven G. MehtaSteve Mehta


A new case has been decided by the California courts regarding arbitration.  The case held that the inclusion of a clause in the arbitration rules that allowed for possibility of future amendments did not authorize arbitrators to determine their own jurisdiction where such determination was only authorized by amendment enacted after the parties signed the arbitration agreement.
     Gilbert Street Developers, LLC v. La Quinta Homes, LLC – filed June 11, 2009, Fourth District, Div. Three

To read more about this case read Professor Martin’s California Appellate Report blog. 

If you would like a copy of the case, please feel free to contact me and i will email it to you.