In Westmoreland v. Sadoux, the Fifth Circuit addresses the issue of whether a signatory party intended to enter an arbitration agreement with a non-signatory agent of the defendant corporation. The non-signatory agent sought to enforce the arbitration agreement between the signatory party and the signatory corporation in a suit brought against the non-signatory agent in his individual capacity. This case differs from most others that courts have addressed concerning non-signatory agents. In most cases, the complaining party seeks to enforce the arbitration agreement against the non-signatory agent. Yet, in Westmoreland, the nonsignatory agent himself seeks to compel arbitration
Keisha I. Patrick,
Tie That Doesn't Bind: Fifth Circuit Rules That Non-Signatory Agents Can't Compel Arbitration as Individuals - Westmoreland v. Sadoux, The,
2003 J. Disp. Resol.
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