“Binding Nonsignatories to Arbitration Agreements”

Franklin McRoberts authored this article, available at JD Supra, discussing in a business divorce context an unsuccessful attempt by one of the owners to bring nonparties into a contractually compelled arbitration. As the article explains, the New York court in Fritch v. Bron held that, insofar as the company held itself out as operating under a corporate structure, the plaintiff shareholder could not argue that there were “silent partners” who should be subject to arbitration under the corporate documents.

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