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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 3. OF SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS OF A CIVIL NATURE [1063 - 1822.60]

  ( Part 3 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 9.3. ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTES [1297.11 - 1297.432]

  ( Title 9.3 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 4. Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunals [1297.161 - 1297.172]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. Competence of an Arbitral Tribunal to Rule on its Jurisdiction [1297.161 - 1297.167]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. )

1297.161.
  

The arbitral tribunal may rule on its own jurisdiction, including ruling on any objections with respect to the existence or validity of the arbitration agreement, and for that purpose, an arbitration clause which forms part of a contract shall be treated as an agreement independent of the other terms of the contract, and a decision by the arbitral tribunal that the contract is null and void shall not entail ipso jure the invalidity of the arbitration clause.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.162.
  

A plea that the arbitral tribunal does not have jurisdiction shall be raised not later than the submission of the statement of defense. However, a party is not precluded from raising such a plea by the fact that he or she has appointed, or participated in the appointment of, an arbitrator.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.163.
  

A plea that the arbitral tribunal is exceeding the scope of its authority shall be raised as soon as the matter alleged to be beyond the scope of its authority is raised during the arbitral proceedings.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.164.
  

The arbitral tribunal may, in either of the cases referred to in Sections 1297.162 and 1297.163, admit a later plea if it considers the delay justified.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.165.
  

The arbitral tribunal may rule on a plea referred to in Sections 1297.162 and 1297.163 either as a preliminary question or in an award on the merits.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.166.
  

If the arbitral tribunal rules as a preliminary question that it has jurisdiction, any party shall request the superior court, within 30 days after having received notice of that ruling, to decide the matter or shall be deemed to have waived objection to such finding.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

1297.167.
  

While a request under Section 1297.166 is pending, the arbitral tribunal may continue with the arbitral proceedings and make an arbitral award.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 23, Sec. 1. Effective March 7, 1988.)

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