Successfully Enforced Arbitration Agreement on behalf of Non-Signatory Sister Entity

A former employee sued his former employer, as well as the employer’s commonly-owned sister company, for wrongful termination.  The trial court denied the sister company’s effort to compel arbitration, on the ground that the sister company was not a signatory to the arbitration agreement between the employee and the employer.  The Court of Appeals reversed, holding that a sister company can compel arbitration of claims that were subject to the arbitration agreement between the signatories to the arbitration agreement.


Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County


Daphne P. Bishop

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