Immunity of Appraisers
In Lambert v. Carneghi, No. A113388 (Cal. App. Dist.1 01/11/2008), the California Court of Appeal found that since an appraisal is an arbitration under California law, the appraiser is immune from suit for actions in the appraisal. “It long has been recognized that, in private arbitration proceedings, an arbitrator enjoys the benefit of an arbitral privilege because the role that he or she exercises is analogous to that of a judge.
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