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Cable Connection, Inc. v. DIRECTV, Inc ., B188278

Order in favor of defendant, vacating arbitration award that had determined classwide arbitration was permitted, is reversed where: 1) the provision in the arbitration agreement purporting to provide for judicial review of errors of law is void and unenforceable, and must be severed from the agreement; 2) the trial court exceeded its authority when it reviewed the merits of the controversy; and 3) the arbitrators did not violate any express provisions of the parties' agreement, and did not refuse to hear material evidence.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/22/2006
  • Published 09/22/2006


  • WILLHITE, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Beatie and Osborn and Daniel A. Osborn for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Reed & Smith and Andrew E. Paris;  Kirkland & Ellis, Michael E. Baumann, Los Angeles, and Becca Wahlquist for Defendant and Respondent.
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