STORY FROM: Reinsurance & Arbitration

"Court Compels Arbitration Based on Text Message Agreement"

[Editor's note: Brendan Gooley of Carlton Fields is a litigator who focuses on employment discrimination, education, and insurance matters. He joined the firm after clerking for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Copyright 2019, Brendan Gooley.]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California federal court has granted a motion to compel arbitration based on an arbitration clause in an agreement sent via text message and agreed to via a reply text.

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