Cases & Deals

National bank victorious as California Court of Appeal reverses trial court and upholds arbitration agreement in employment dispute

Client(s) National bank

Jones Day successfully obtained enforcement of an arbitration agreement against a former executive vice president of a national bank, following appeal of a trial court order denying a motion to compel arbitration on the grounds the arbitration agreement was unconscionable. The court of appeal reversed the trial court decision and directed the court to enter a new order enforcing the arbitration agreement, after holding that the plaintiff had consented to be bound to a valid arbitration agreement and rejecting all the trial court’s findings that the agreement was both procedurally and substantively unconscionable.