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Successful Opposition to Dismiss and Enforce Arbitration Agreement

Minnesota
Nov 01, 2011

Clasen v. Lake Ridge

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November 2011, Clasen v. Lake Ridge, Alana Bassin served as lead counsel, obtaining precedent-setting court decision preventing plaintiff from evading an arbitration agreement executed in MN by suing the parent company in Arkansas.  Plaintiff's argument that the arbitration agreement was unenforceable based on the now-unavailable National Arbitration Forum was also rejected. The Court found that the facility had standing to enforce the arbitration agreement in MN, noting that Plaintiff had engaged in "forum shopping" by suing the parent companies in Arkansas, and that the arbitration agreement was still valid and enforceable because Minnesota law provided for alternative procedures for naming arbitrators and conducting arbitration.

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