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Posts tagged Arbitration.
September 16, 2009
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It is common to have arbitration clauses in contracts, and courts will honor these clauses in all but very rare instances. In fact, Virginia courts have repeatedly stated a clear public policy in favor of arbitration and upholding arbitration agreements.  Additionally, Virginia Code Section 8.01-581.02 (A) [pdf] mandates a court to compel arbitration when a party to an arbitration agreement petitions the court and the opposing party refuses to arbitrate.