Judge Who Ruled Against Arbitration Activist Now an Arbitrator
A former San Diego Superior Court judge who ruled against arbitration campaigner Jon Perz in his battle with a local car dealership has become an arbitrator.
Early on in the case, Denton ruled in favor of Mossy, which wanted to compel Perz to fight his suit within the arbitration system.
Then, in 2010, Perz sought to have the arbitrator assigned to his case dismissed after his attorney learned that she had sided with companies in 40 cases and never once ruled in favor of a consumer.
After the arbitration firm refused to dismiss the arbitrator, Perz appealed to Denton, who sided with Mossy again and said Perz must continue to battle the dealership in arbitration.
It’s not at all uncommon for retired judges to go into the lucrative field of private justice. But Perz said he was stung by the news that the judge in his case has essentially joined the team he’s been fighting against for years.