Fla. Case Provides Practicum On Arbitrability

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT) -- The Middle District of Florida recently, in U.S. Surety Co. v. Edgar, provided a practicum on arbitrability jurisprudence under the Federal Arbitration Act, answering key questions about (1) whether nonsignatories to an arbitration agreement may be bound to the terms of the agreement, (2) the proper scope of an arbitration agreement, and (3) the feasibility of proceeding simultaneously with arbitrable and nonarbitrable claims in their respective fora.[1] In so doing, the Edgar court reminded that arbitration under the FAA "is a matter of consent, not coercion,...
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