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California Sch. Employees Ass'n v. Bonita Unified Sch. Dist., B200141

In an employment discharge case wherein a school district's governing board reviewed the evidence presented at an arbitration hearing, disagreed with the arbitrator's definition of the terms within a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), and issued its own decision by "vacating" the arbitration award, a writ of mandate directing the board to reverse its decision and comply with the remedial portion of the award is affirmed where: 1) the arbitration award was "final and binding" in accordance with the terms of the CBA; 2) none of the statutorily permitted grounds for vacating the award applied; and 3) even if the arbitrator made an error of fact or law, the award could not be aside on that basis.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/28/2008
  • Published 05/28/2008


  • MALLANO, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Breon & Shaeffer, Keith V. Breon and George W. Shaeffer, Jr., Irvine, for Defendants and Appellants., Michael R. Clancy and Christina C. Bleuler, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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