by Michael Fox
Although it was not the first decision in California to raise the possibility, an intermediate appellate court's ruling that an employer who attempts to reserve to itself the right to take certain actions to court, usually trade secret or competition related, may void the entire arbitration agreement is getting a lot of attention, including this story [subscription required] from the East Bay Times. The case is Abramson v. Juniper Networks (CA - 6th App. Dist. 2/6/04) [pdf].