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September 23, 2004

Aguilar v. Lerner (2004) 04 C.D.O.S. 3476¬

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Download Publication The California Supreme Court decides that a binding fee dispute arbitration provision in a 1994 attorney-client fee contract is valid when the client waives the mandatory, non-binding, fee arbitration statutory scheme by filing a legal malpractice claim.  In 1994 Raul Aguilar, a licensed attorney, signed a retainer agreement with attorney Esther Lerner in […]

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November 4, 2003

Glassman v. McNab (2003) 112 Cal.App.4th 1593 (review denied 2/18/04)

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Download Publication The Second District refuses to disturb an attorney fee arbitration award where the parties had conferred by stipulation jurisdiction on the arbitrators to determine an issue of subject matter jurisdiction: the existence of an attorney-client relationship. Scirocco Partners buys secured real estate obligations at a discount and then attempts to collect their full […]

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