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Re: Arbitration. When arbitrator quits and one of parties

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Re: Arbitration. When arbitrator quits and one of parties files motion to dismiss claiming arbitration impossible then other party files FAA Section 5 request for court to appoint arbitrator, is trial court mandated/obligated to replace arbitrator or can it simply wait until hearing and dismiss case first, then declare Section 5 request "moot" does this violate Federal Arbitration Act or any other law ? i
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Hello. Let me see if I can assist. The trial court is not obligated to replace the arbitrator if the arbitration will be futile and the trial court considers the basis for the withdrawal of the original arbitrator. The trial court has the discretion to address the motion to dismiss on its merits and disregard the replacement of the arbitrator. The court will be bound by the arbitration language in the agreement as to arbitration between the parties.

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Where is criteria re futility & replacement as court waited months for status hearing ? What source or case law so I can challenge?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Tls good info
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Need to challenge

You need to use the language and basis in the contract for arbitration. If that basis is futile - the court can do away with the arbitration.

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