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Litigation & Arbitration

Feb. 28, 2024

Panel: Arbitrator didn’t need to disclose work as ‘lawyer’s lawyer’

An appellant’s argument that the arbitrator who oversaw his dispute with his former attorney failed to disclose his own regular representation of lawyers was rejected by the panel.

A California Court of Appeal has upheld a judgment enforcing the payment of a lawyer by his former client, also an attorney, dismissing the appellant's argument that the arbitrator who oversaw the dispute failed to disclose that he regularly represents lawyers.

The case, heard by the 2nd District Court of Appeal, involved Jordan S. Esensten's challenge of a trial court's judgment confirming an arbitration award of $72,900.58 entered in fav...

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