Cordas vs. John Paul Mitchell Systems

Case No.: 30-2019-01105774    

Defendants Paul Mitchell Advanced Education, LLC and PMCA Temecula LLC’s Motion to Compel Individual Arbitration, Strike Class Claims and Allegations, and Stay/Dismiss Proceedings is granted. Defendant John Paul Mitchell Systems’ Joinder to Motion is granted. Plaintiff must arbitrate his individual claims against defendants. Plaintiff’s class claims are stricken and dismissed without prejudice. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis (2018) 138 Sup. Ct. 1612; Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp. (2010) 559 U.S. 662, 686; Kinecta Alternative Financial Solutions, Inc. v. Superior Court (2012) 205 Cal. App. 4th 506, 510-11. This action is ordered stayed pending completion of the arbitration. The Case Management Conference set for March 20, 2020 is ordered off calendar. A Post-Arbitration Review Hearing is set for July 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The parties must file a Joint Status Report at least a week before the hearing, and may request a continuance if arbitration is not yet complete.