Restauranteur Stands on Principle and Prevails After Six Years of Litigation

After six years of litigation, the California Supreme Court denied review of a Court of Appeal decision that affirmed an arbitration award issued in favor of the employer in a hard-fought wrongful termination, associational discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by a former restaurant server. The primary issue was the scope of review of an arbitrator’s award by either the arbitrator or a trial court. The decision affirms that California courts should take a deferential approach to review final, binding arbitration awards and that arbitrators themselves are restricted in modifying their own awards once issued…

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