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Giorgianni v. Crowley, H035398

In a dispute involving an arbitration award under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act, Bus. and Prof. Code section 6200 et seq., judgment of the trial court confirming the award, on the ground that a timely request for a de novo trial was filed in the wrong court and thus ineffective, is reversed where: 1) the award was nonbinding; and 2) the request filed in small claims court effectively rejected the arbitration award, even though the claim in the arbitration claim and the award exceeded the $5,000 ceiling for small claims court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/04/2011
  • Published 08/04/2011


  • Duffy


  • California Court of Appeal


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