Arbitration provisions typically include language ostensibly covering “all transactions” or “any dispute arising from” the parties’ relationship. A party contesting the validity of an arbitration provision faces a formidable challenge. In close cases, courts are to err on the side of ordering arbitration.
This article is written for attorneys and clients who are emerging from arbitration, in receipt of an award (either good or bad), and wondering what to do next. The discussion below considers the processes of both confirming and appealing arbitration decisions under the New Jersey Arbitration Act of 2003.