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Parada v. Superior Court, G041339

In a petition for a writ of mandamus to overturn trial court's order compelling petitioners to arbitrate their claims against respondents, the petition is granted where the paragraphs in the account agreements at issue requiring arbitration before a panel of three arbitrators and prohibiting consolidation or joinder of claims were unconscionable and therefore unenforceable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/26/2009
  • Published 08/26/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Law Offices of Steve A. Buchwalter, Steve Buchwalter, Encino;  and Sheldon Jaffe, Los Angeles, for Petitioners., Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari, Robert A. Uhl, Beverly Hills;  and William A. Jacobson, Providence, RI, for Cornell Securities Law Clinic as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners., Pistone & Wolder, Thomas A. Pistone, Mitchell S. Riechmann, Aaron C. Watts, Irvine;  Farella Braun & Martel, Neil A. Goteiner and Frank J. Riebli, San Francisco, for Real Parties in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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