It looks like Jerry Roberts arbitration victory over Wendy McCaw will stick. As you might have heard, McCaw had petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the appellate court decision that had confirmed the arbitrator's award. Today, the California Supreme Court denied that petition which means that they won't be taking her case. McCaw may petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lower court decision, but that's an even lower percentage proposition than the petition to the Cal. Supreme Court was.
The refusal of the State Supreme Court case means that it won't be long before Roberts can start taking steps to enforce the judgment he has against McCaw and try to collect the $900,000 and change he is owed by her.
Craig Smith is a law professor and has been blogging about the local Santa Barbara scene since 2006. When he’s not teaching law school classes or blogging, he enjoys bike riding, skiing and playing piano.