Baker Marquart protected its client’s right to require arbitration of disputes with customers. Following the firm’s argument in Camargo v. Sunnova Energy Corp., the California Appellate Court reversed a lower court finding that the client’s arbitration agreement was unconscionable because the lower court did not hold an evidentiary hearing, as required by California Civil Code section 1670.5(b). The lower court was directed to reconsider the client’s motion to compel arbitration with an evidentiary hearing regarding procedural and substantive unconscionability, which must both be established to invalidate an agreement to arbitrate as unconscionable. The case is yet another example of Baker Marquart’s success in the enforcement of important contract rights negotiated by clients.
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