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Subrogation suit dismissed based on contractual limitations period in arbitration clause

In Vigilant Insurance Company v. American Mechanical Services of Maryland, LLC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a subrogation action by an insurance company against a contractor on the grounds that the claim was barred by a contractual limitations period. Vigilant sued American Mechanical Se…

Employment discrimination action dismissed in favor of arbitration under employment agreement

In Ratliff v. Costar Realty Information, Inc., No. 11-0813 (D. Md. July 7, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted a motion to compel arbitration of an employment discrimination action. At the time she was hired, the plaintiff signed an employment agreement with Costar, which included an arbitra…

Surety must arbitrate disputes based on contract incorporated by reference in bonds

In Developers Surety and Indemnity Co. v. Resurrection Baptist Church, Case No. RWT 10cv1224 (D. Md. Dec. 1, 2010), the Court held that the surety must arbitrate disputes related to performance bonds where the performance bonds specifically incorporated by reference construction contracts containing an arbitration clause.…
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No immediate right in D.C. to appeal an order compelling arbitration and staying the lawsuit

In Stuart v. Walker , No. 09-CV-900 (D.C. Oct. 28, 2010), the Court held that a trial court’s order granting a motion to compel fee arbitration and to stay the case, was not a final judgment and therefore, was not immediately appealable. In this case, the plaintiff, who is an attorney, brought suit to recover attorney…