Robert J. Will Discusses Gray Area in Arbitration Agreements

A recent California Supreme Court decision revealed how draft arbitration clauses that fail to define who decides procedural issues and whether the claims are subject to arbitration have not been interpreted consistently. Lewis Rice member and Co-chair of the ABA Litigation Section's Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, Robert J. Will, advises that, based on the California Supreme Court's rationale, courts will honor the provision when arbitration agreements clearly identify who is responsible for these decisions.

Bob Will advises clients on matters related to class action litigation, trust and estate litigation, professional liability, and condemnation. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

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