VLA&S attorneys Jennifer Thomas and Lisa Omoto recently prevailed on a Motion to Compel Arbitration in a complex case involving the renovation and sale of residential property. Our client, a home inspector, was one of fifteen defendants named in the Complaint.
Plaintiffs strongly contested the Motion, arguing that the claims against our client could not be resolved in arbitration because they were “inextricably intertwined” with the claims against the other fourteen defendants and there was a possibility of conflicting rulings on a common issue of law or fact. We successfully rebutted this argument by distinguishing the claims against our client from the claims against every other defendant named in the action.
Since the Motion to Compel Arbitration was filed shortly after the Complaint was filed, we were able to extract our client from costly litigation before significant expenses were incurred.