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Cardiff Equities, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, B205882

In a contract matter involving investment in a limited partnership, petition for writ of mandate is granted where: 1) there is nothing to preclude dismissal of a complaint in trial court after the case has been ordered into arbitration but before arbitration has commenced; and 2) after a dismissal, the trial court no longer has jurisdiction to order the parties to complete the arbitration.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/23/2008
  • Published 09/23/2008


  • CHAVEZ, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Anthony Capobianco, Anthony Capobianco;  Law Offices of Charles W. Hokanson and Charles W. Hokanson, for Petitioner., Benjamin, Weill & Mazer, Marc S. Mazer, Andrew J. Weill and Kenneth D. Schnur, San Francisco, for Real Parties in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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