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Toal v. Tardif, No. G040112

In plaintiffs' petition for confirmation of an arbitration award against defendants, trial court's grant of plaintiff's petition is reversed as plaintiffs failed to prove a basic prerequisite of private arbitration, the existence of a valid arbitration agreement, and the signature of defendants' attorney on the arbitration stipulation, standing alone, did not constitute substantial evidence that defendants agreed to arbitrate the dispute.  

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Filed October 30, 2009


Opinion by Judge Ikola


For Appellant:  Peter E. Ronay

For Appellee:  Theodore C. Beall