Arbitration Clauses & Statute of Limitations

The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled in Broom v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc. that statutes of limitations under state law do not apply to agreements governed by the Washington Arbitration Act unless the parties expressly agreed that the statute of limitations would apply.  This case may apply to municipalities that have incorporated arbitration clauses into their agreements, though the Washington Arbitration Act does not apply to employment agreements or collective bargaining agreements.  Further explanation of this case can be found here, on OMW’s Healthcare Law Blog.  Please contact your city attorney if you have any questions regarding your agreements containing arbitration clauses.

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