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Franklin v. Community Regional Medical Center., No. 4:19-CV-03042-SBA (E.D. Cal. Dec. 9, 2019)12/09/2019
Court granted motion to compel arbitration, finding non-signatory defendant was entitled to rely on the arbitration agreement between plaintiff and third-party under the doctrine of equitable estoppel.
GC Services limited Partnership v. Little, No. 4:19-CV-01180 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 23, 2019)10/23/2019
Court granted defendant’s motion to compel arbitration of plaintiff’s discrimination claims and enjoined her from pursuing these claims in state court. Plaintiff’s only challenge to the agreement was that she had not signed the agreement. Court held in a bench trial that plaintiff had signed the agreement and the parties had formed a valid and broad agreement to arbitration all disputes.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support v. Westech Engineering, Inc., No. 5:19-CV-00344-FL (E.D.N.C. Jan. 22, 2020)01/22/2020
Court denied respondents’ petition to compel arbitration, finding that it lacked the power to compel arbitration or enjoin litigation when a parallel action—determining the same issues between the same parties—was filed in a Utah district court before the North Carolina action. Court found that only the district where the litigation commenced has the authority to compel arbitration and enjoin litigation.
Connell v. Apex Systems, LLC, No. 3:19-CV-00299-JAG (E.D. Va. Jan. 21, 2020)01/21/2020
Court granted defendant’s motion to compel arbitration finding that defendant did not waive its right to arbitrate when it filed a motion to compel arbitration one month after plaintiffs filed their complaint. Court further found that defendant’s use of the discovery process did not result in a waiver of its right to arbitrate, as defendant did not file any dispositive motions or otherwise attempt to litigate the matter on the merits.