O'FLAHERTY v. BELGUM, B162758
Because the arbitration clause in the law firm partnership agreement expressly precluded the arbitrator from granting any remedy prohibited by the agreement or "not available in a court of law," the arbitrator exceeded his authority by declaring a forfeiture of the withdrawing partners' capital accounts. The arbitrator had no jurisdiction over the law firm in view of the objection of its court-appointed receiver.
- Decided 01/29/2004
- Published 01/29/2004
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Brown & Kellner, Michael R. Brown and Richard L. Kellner, Pasadena, for Cross-complainants and Appellants.
- For Appellees:
- Ernest C. Chen, Anaheim, for Cross-defendants and Respondents O'Flaherty & Belgum, Stephen L. Belgum and Marie Belgum., Dawn S. Theodora for Cross-defendant and Respondent Todd C. Theodora.