Court of Appeals rules that one party cannot have unilateral right to select arbitrators

This week the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that arbitration clauses that provide only one party to the agreement the sole right to select the arbitrators are unenforceable.  The clause permitted one party to select arbitrators from its own affiliated entities.  Although the case arose out of a real estate brokerage contract the court’s holding would apply to construction contracts with similar language as well.  Here is a link to the case

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