Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Imburgia v. DirecTV (Cal. Ct. App. - April 7, 2014)

You won't typically find the California Court of Appeal refusing to follow the Ninth Circuit in a civil case on the exact same issue.

But it happens.

Here's evidence that state courts are sometimes more hostile to (or at least less pro-) arbitration than their federal counterparts.

It's not a holding that's critically important to anyone other than individuals who subscribed to DirecTV.  But it's nonetheless an interesting divergence of opinion.