February argument calendar loses arbitration case to settlement
on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm
The February argument calendar got a little thinner today, as the Court removed MHN Government Services, Inc. v. Zaborowski from the argument schedule in response to a notice from the parties that the case is in the process of settling. At first glance, this case looked like it might be another in the lengthening line of arbitration cases from the West Coast (the Ninth Circuit this time) refusing to enforce arbitration agreements. Perhaps the vigor of the Court’s resolution of DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia last month – rejecting the California Supreme Court’s refusal to enforce the arbitration agreement in that case – made it easier for the parties to come to an agreement about the likely result of pressing the Court for a decision.
[Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this case. The author of this post, however, is not affiliated with the law firm.]