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The Scope of the Power of Courts to Enforce Agreements to Arbitrate in Kentucky

Published in Bench & Bar

by Walter Sales

The Federal Arbitration Act (hereinafter the FAA) provides that:

A written provision in any maritime transaction or a contract evidencing a transaction involving commerce to settle by arbitration a controversy thereafter arising out of such contract or transaction, or the refusal to perform the whole or any part thereof, or an agreement in writing to submit to arbitration an existing controversy arising out of such a contract, transaction, or refusal, shall be valid, irrevocable, and enforceable, save upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of any contract.

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