Sunday, February 17, 2008

Indiana Court of Appeals Holds Federal Arbitration Act Controls Interstate Contracts

On February 8, 20085, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided Lasalle Group, Inc v. Electromation of Delaware County, Inc. (PDF format). Since the contract was between companies of different states and had an arbitration clause, the Federal Arbitration Act applied to the case.

Be wary of contracts with out-of-state companies with arbitration clauses. Indiana statutes conflicting with the federal act will be of no use in protecting you from a bad choice.