Nonparty Discovery in California Arbitration: How to Get What You Want

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This article explores the challenges presented by third party discovery in arbitration.

January 8, 2019
Leilani L. Jones - Payne & Fears

Opting for arbitration requires attorneys to balance efficiency and procedural protections. The implications of arbitration are something clients certainly have to carefully consider both when drafting arbitration provisions, and after initiating a demand. While arbitration can in many respects streamline the civil discovery process, one of the largest roadblocks for cases in California arbitrations is “streamlining” discovery from nonparties. This article explores the challenges presented by third party discovery in arbitration, and proposes strategies for obtaining such discovery efficiently and expeditiously.

Ms. Jones may be contacted at llj@paynefears.com



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