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

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/12/2004
  • Published 10/12/2004


  • KLINE, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • 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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