CONSTRUCTION — CALIFORNIA — JUDICIAL FINDING ON CONFIRMING AWARD — ATTORNEY'S FEE
An action to confirm an arbitration award is a suit to enforce the terms of the contract of which it is part. A dentist and a contractor entered into an agreement for construction of a dental office. A dispute subsequently arose between them regarding specifications and timeliness. According to contract, the parties submitted the matter to arbitration. The contractor prevailed in arbitration and moved in court to confirm the award. The dentist petitioned to vacate the award on the ground that he had been denied a fair arbitration hearing because he had been given insufficient time for discovery and preparation.