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Michael Taunton and Greg Cook Examined Strategies for Compelling and Staying Arbitration with Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law

Michael Taunton, attorney in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, and Greg Cook, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of the Banking & Financial Services Litigation Practice, published an article for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law journal regarding legal strategies to employ when seeking a court order to stay the litigation and compel arbitration. The article discusses considerations for counsel seeking to compel or stay arbitration, threshold issues for the court to decide, and protocols associated with filing the application. Michael and Greg shared insights specific to Alabama court proceedings, including the intersection of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and the Alabama Arbitration Act (AAA).