The Fourth District Court of Appeal Affirmed an Order Denying Motion to Stay and Compel Arbitration

Marcus v. Florida Bagels, LLC, 4D12-2971 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013): This is a case where a non-party to an arbitration agreement, also known as a non-signatory, seeks to compel a party to an agreement to arbitrate. An obligation to arbitrate is based on consent, and for this reason a non-signatory to a contract containing an […]

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Reversed a Non-Final Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Compel Arbitration

Heller v. Blue Aerospace, LLC, 4D12-992 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013): Zell Global (“Zell”) and Blue Aerospace (“Team Blue”) entered into a contract where Zell would render financial consulting services in connection with the potential sale of Team Blue’s assets or equity. Team Blue sold the majority of its assets but refused to pay Zell fees […]

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

With the rising popularity of alternative dispute resolution, more contractual agreements are including mandatory arbitration clauses. In response, courts have put arbitration clauses under the microscope, making the drafting and review of arbitration clauses and the contracts that contain them even more significant. A good example of the of where the court has given an […]