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Arbitration Clauses

Wrongful dismissal lawsuit in Ontario stayed; arbitration clause required dispute to be dealt with in Ohio

Jurisdiction: - Ontario - United States

In Ross v. Christian & Timbers Inc., 2002 CanLII 49619, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled that a wrongful dismissal lawsuit in Ontario should be stayed in light of an arbitration clause in the former employee's employment contract that required disputes to be dealt with by an arbitration in Ohio and in accordance with Ohio law.

In reaching this decision, the court stated as follows: 
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