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Mave Enterprises v. The Travelers Indemnity Company, B241807

Judgment of the superior court confirming an arbitration award against defendant-insurer on plaintiff's bad faith claim, and an order denying defendant's motion to stay the state court proceedings are affirmed, where: 1) the superior court did not abuse its discretion by denying defendant's motion for a stay, because the superior court acquired jurisdiction over the parties' disputes long before defendant filed its petition to vacate the award in the federal district court, the superior court retained jurisdiction over the case while it was being arbitrated and was kept informed of the arbitration proceedings, and the superior court was more knowledgeable about the litigation; 2) even assuming the parties' stipulations to arbitrate or the insurance policy involved interstate commerce, the procedural provisions of the California Arbitration Act (CAA), not the Federal Arbitration Act, govern judicial review of the award; and 3) under the CAA, the superior court properly confirmed the arbitration award in its entirety.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/26/2013
  • Published 09/26/2013

Judges

  • MALLANO

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel