Q: I need to know which form to use to file a response to a petition to vacate arbitration award (ADR-106).
A contractor did faulty work for me at a rental property in LA (2018). I took him to CSLB-sponsored mandatory binding arbitration and was awarded $8,124 (1/19/21). He filed an ADR-106 Petition to Vacate Award in February and has a court date of 6/24/21. He cited Cal Civil Code sections to support his claim that the arbitrator exceeded her authority, but I researched it and his arguments are invalid. I e-filed an ADR-106 to confirm the award, explaining the fault in his ADR-106. It was rejected (today) due to "incorrect document type to answer." My question is: which form do I need to file to respond?
A: a response is not a form. you have to write out a response on pleading paper using legal authority. you usually have to file a response within 10 days of their petition. so get this done asap. you can file a separate petition to confirm arbitration award and you probably need to do that at this point.
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