• Arizona Supreme Court Decision Calls into Question Private Arbitration Agreements in the Employment Setting
  • July 28, 2004 | Authors: John Alan Doran; John F. Lomax
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Phoenix Office
  • In a decision that appears, at first blush, to address a purely procedural issue with respect to employment arbitration agreements, the Arizona Supreme Court has cast a shadow over such agreements in a very recent opinion. The Arizona Supreme Court published its decision in North Valley Emergency Specialists v. Santana on July 14, 2004. The decision raises numerous questions about the ability of Arizona employers to enforce arbitration agreements with their employees with respect to many legal claims employees might assert.