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Shankle v. B-G Maintenance Management of Colorado, Inc., 163 F.3d 1230 (10th Cir. January 5, 1999)
Keywords: Arbitration agreement (unenforceable)
Introduction: Matthew Shankle sued B-G Maintenance for discrimination under several theories. The district court denied B-G Maintenance's motion to compel arbitration. The Tenth Circuit affirms.
Facts: During Shankle's employment, as a condition of his continued employment, he was required to sign an arbitration agreement which covered federal discrimination claims. The agreement also required the employee to be responsible for one-half of the arbitrator's fees. Shankle filed suit after he was terminated.
1. Does Federal Arbitration Act govern?
2. Enforceability of this agreement
3. Click here to see actual case.
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