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First published: Apr 2023
Arbitration Rather Than Litigation

This case can revolutionize condo litigation. The arbitration clause in this case has appeared on commonly copied forms of bylaws for the past 40 years and has not generally been interpreted as it has in this case. Until now, practitioners have been satisfied that if the provisions in traditional condominium documents specifically direct that disputes on the respective provisions be arbitrated, the general arbitration clause had no effect. This is no longer a safe practice. Arbitration may become the new norm. This case has not yet been cited in any reported decision. Nor has a timely notice of appeal been filed within 30 days from the date of entry of the decision.

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