June 08, 2017 Top Story

Court Compels Arbitration Based on Email Exchange Between Counsel

Court finds arbitration agreement from attorneys' emails containing essential terms

Onika K. Williams

An email exchange between counsel that discusses potential resolution alternatives and reflects an agreement to mediate and arbitrate can establish an enforceable arbitration agreement, says the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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In Gomes v. Karnell, the court held that a valid agreement to arbitrate can exist when the terms are discussed and agreed pursuant to counsels' email communications.

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