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D.C. Appeals Court: Judge Dismissed Arbitration Motion Based On ‘Litigation Conduct’

(October 21, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia Court of Appeals on Oct. 20 affirmed that a trial court judge did not improperly deny a motion to enforce an arbitration clause in a franchise agreement dispute because the appellants repeatedly fought arbitration until the second day of trial, so the judge properly ruled based on “waiver by litigation conduct” (Abu Naser Hossain, et al. v. JMU Properties LLC, et al., No. 15-CV-145, D.C. App.; 2016 D.C. App. LEXIS 381).

(Opinion available.  Document #98-161025-036Z.)

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