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FAIR v. BAKHTIARI, A100240

The trial court erred in denying plaintiff's motion to compel arbitration where 1) the settlement agreement satisfies a statutory exception to the inadmissibility of written or oral communications made during mediation, and 2) the settlement agreement constitutes a valid contract between the parties.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/31/2004
  • Published 08/31/2004

Judges

  • KLINE, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, Gilbert R. Serota, Curt Holbreich, San Francisco, for Plaintiff, Cross-Defendant and Appellant, R. Thomas Fair., Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg, LLP, Arthur J. Shartsis, Erick C. Howard, San Francisco, for Defendants and Respondents, Karl E. Bakhtiari, Maryann E. Fair, Stonesfair Financial Corporation, Stonesfair Management Company and Stonesfair Corporation;  and attorneys for Cross-complainant and Respondent, Stonesfair Financial Corporation.
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