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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.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/29/2004
  • Published 01/29/2004

Judges

  • MOSK, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • 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.
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