Parker v. McCaw (2005) 125 Cal.App.4th 1494

Herb Fox

Case Conclusion Date:January 27, 2005

Practice Area:Arbitration

Outcome:Reversed

Description:An employee arbitrates claims against his employer arising from two contracts. One of these contracts provides that any dispute be arbitrated by a panel of three arbitrators; the other contract provides that only one arbitrator is necessary. Here the Court of Appeal found that the right to a three-member panel is substantial and cannot be modified by the trial court, and reversed the arbitration award issued by a single arbitrator.