Equitable Estoppel: A Nonsignatory's Key To Arbitration

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT) -- For those stuck in unfavorable judicial venues — a backwater court, a notoriously plaintiff-friendly jurisdiction, an assigned judge who seems a little too familiar and friendly with your adversary or a state court with a local rule book thicker than the phone directory — the lure of arbitration can be powerful indeed.

If your client and its adversary are parties to an arbitration agreement, salvation is right at hand; we all know that arbitration agreements are generally enforceable between the parties to them.

But what if...
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