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ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY et al v. RCR PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL, INC.

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Case Number: 
2:11-mc-00091 Search Pacer
Opposing Party: 
ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY
Court Type: 
Federal
US District Court: 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Date Filed: 
Jun 17 2011

"RCR expressly disputes that the Arbitration Panel has the authority to decide on the scope of the arbitration itself, as well as the question of the obligation by RCR to arbitrate its claims with ESIS. RCR has taken these positions even though the relevant contracts contain arbitration provisions that incorporate the rules of the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA"), which in turn specify that these issues shall be determined by the Arbitration Panel.

Although RCR previously filed its lawsuit in California, any motion to direct and compel an arbitration being conducted in Philadelphia under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") must be filed in the federal district where the arbitration is taking place.

For these reasons, and for the other reasons stated below, ACE and ESIS now turn to this Court for relief pursuant to the FAA.1 In support of their petition, ACE and ESIS state as follows..."

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