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Claim For "Negligence" Was Arbitrable Arbitration

Monday, June 02, 2003 02:58 pm


An Arkansas court has ruled that a dispute was arbitrable under the Uniform Arbitration Act even though the contractor characterized its claim as "negligence" and "fraud."

Lehman Properties Limited Partnership awarded a contract to BB&B Construction Co., Inc. for construction of a residential subdivision in Rogers. The contract called for binding arbitration of all claims or disputes "arising out of or relating to the Contract Documents or breach thereof."

BB&B later filed suit against Lehman, alleging fraudulent inducement, fraudulent misrepresentation, and [...]

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