As a result of its decision in AT&T Mobility (which I blogged about here), on October 31, 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Sonic Calabasas v. Moreno (which I blogged about here). Now, as a result, the Sonic Calabasas decision is no longer good law in California.
You can read the U.S. Supreme Court’s order here.
Stay tuned to see how the California Supreme Court resolves the issue on remand of whether and how the U.S. Supreme Court’s rationale and decision in AT&T Mobility impacts the California Supreme Court’s rational and decision in Sonic Calabasas, if at all. Until then, the issue of the enforceability of arbitration agreements in California will continue to be one of the most complex, uncertain, and ever-changing areas of California law.