8th Circ. Revives CMH Homes' Bid To Arbitrate Kickback Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 5, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Thursday revived CMH Homes Inc.’s attempt to move into arbitration a putative class action accusing the manufactured-home seller of taking kickbacks from a mortgage lender, finding the lower court must reconsider the amount in question before considering the arbitration bid.

The three-judge panel wrote in a published decision that the district court had erred in dismissing CMH Homes’ petition to send the class action led by Thomas and Linda Goodner into arbitration. The lower court hadn’t properly determined whether the suit contested...
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