Can a California Consultant Compel Arbitration From a Developer in New YorkThomas Tripodianos
August 27, 2009 — 283 views
Question. Consultant, a California corporation with offices worldwide, provides technical and management support services for various infrastructure projects. Developer, a New York corporation, retained Consultant to provide engineering and consulting services in connection with the development of a property in Connecticut. The parties' relationship was governed by a Master Services Consulting Agreement ("MSA") that included, among other terms, a broad arbitration provision. The MSA provided that the terms for Consultant's services would be negotiated between the parties through various Task Orders. Each Task Order incorporated by reference the terms of the MSA.