"Practicum: Mock Appellate Argument: Compelling Arbitration under U.S. Law"
Friday, February 21, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Washington University in St. Louis
Anheuser Busch Hall | Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom, Room 310 | St. Louis, MO
Moderators: Frédéric G. Sourgens, Washburn University School of Law
Counsel: Heaven Chee, Yetter Coleman LLP, Victoria Sahani, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Judges: Eric Bloom, Winston & Strawn LLP, Steven “Cash” Nickerson, AKKA Technologies, Ann Ryan Robertson, Locke Lord LLP
This session explores the problems facing counsel and judges in enforcing arbitration agreements. It poses the following scenario: Plaintiff, the British Columbia-based owner/operator of a hotel in Cancun, Mexico, brings suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri for violation of a hotel services agreement and for tortious interference with business. Defendant, a Maryland-based hospitality company, moves to compel arbitration under the arbitration clause contained in the same agreement. The District Court compels arbitration of the tort and the breach of contract claims based on the broadly worded arbitration clause and plaintiff appeals the order compelling arbitration. Register to attend here.