Marc D. Alexander was featured in the June 10, 2022 edition of the Daily Journal. The article titled, “The United States and California Supreme Courts are not on the same page,” examines the waiver of the right to arbitrate.
The United States Supreme Court has recently embraced a more straightforward approach based on the idea that arbitration agreements must be treated the same as other agreements. California courts, on the other hand, have imposed additional conditions, most notably the requirement that the opposing party be prejudiced by the conduct of the party seeking arbitration before the courts will find a waiver.
It contrasts the analysis in a recent United States Supreme Court opinion, Morgan v. Sundance (2022), with the analysis of our California Supreme Court in Saint Agnes Medical Center v. PacifiCare of California (2003).
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