Contract Trumps Buyer's Order For Arbitration: Pa. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (December 3, 2013, 2:40 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Monday that final sales agreements between buyers and car dealers trumped any previous agreements between the parties under state motor vehicle finance laws, reversing a decision sending a dispute between a woman and her dealership to arbitration.

While a Philadelphia County judge agreed that an arbitration clause found in an initial buyer’s order for a vehicle remained valid after plaintiff Beverly Knight signed a final Retail Installment Sales Contract — which did not include an arbitration clause — for a new...
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