Waiver of Appraisal
The right to appraisal can be waived. “An agreement [in California] to conduct an appraisal contained in a policy of insurance constitutes an ‘agreement’ within the meaning of [Code of Civil Procedure] section 1280, subdivision (a), and therefore is considered to be an arbitration agreement subject to the statutory contractual arbitration law.” Although in general arbitration is a highly favored means of settling disputes, a trial court may deny a petition to compel arbitration if it finds the moving party has waived
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