Kristin Beneski and John Devlin authored a Practice Note in Practical Law titled “Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Washington.” The article provides guidance on the steps counsel must take to obtain a court order compelling or staying arbitration in Washington state courts.
Before seeking judicial assistance to compel or stay arbitration, parties must determine whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or Washington law applies to the arbitration agreement (see Determine the Applicable Law). Parties must also consider:
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