Business Law

Business Law Annual Review Annual Review 2020

Annual Update of Alternative Dispute Resolution Cases and Legislation

By Paul J. Dubow

Paul Dubow was initially trained as a mediator in 1994 and became a full time neutral in December 2000, following his retirement after twenty-six years as director of litigation at Dean Witter Reynolds. He has arbitrated or mediated over 550 cases. He can be reached at pdubow2398@

The matters discussed below include cases issued in 2019 by California courts and federal courts that have jurisdiction over California, as well as 2019 state legislation that may be of interest to attorneys drafting contracts containing arbitration or mediation clauses.

Assembly Bill No. 51

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