SingerLewak LLP v. GantmanAnnotate this Case
After an arbitrator determined that a non-compete agreement Andrew Gantman signed as a partner in SingerLewak was enforceable, the trial court denied SingerLewak's petition to confirm the award. The trial court found that the non-compete agreement was unenforceable under California law. However, the court concluded that the general rule prohibiting review of an arbitration award was applicable in this case. The court concluded that judicial review of the award was not appropriate in light of the statutory right and public policy exception to the general rule. Accordingly, the court reversed the judgment of the trial court.