FLORIDA ARBITRATION LAW: WHEN CAN THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES TO A CONTRACT BE COMPELLED TO ARBITRATE?

An important trend in business contracts today involves the use of arbitration provisions to resolve some or all contemplated disputes that may arise between parties to the contract and sometimes “third-party beneficiaries” of the contract.  Contracts are often made for the benefit of a third-party who did not sign the agreements.  A third-party beneficiary is a person or entity that the parties to the contract intended to benefit from the contract.  The question sometimes arises: is a third-party, non-signatory to a contract legally obligated to submit itself to an arbitrator to decide the third-party’s rights/obligations in the business litigation?  To answer this question, Florida courts analyze the issue in the following manner.  Peter Mavrick is a Fort Lauderdale business litigation attorney who has successfully represented many Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Palm Beach businesses in connection with arbitration proceedings. Florida…

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