Ninth Circuit Affirms Removal to Federal Court and Order Compelling Arbitration, Construing Forum Selection…

The representative of former stockholders who sold their shares in a leasing corporation pursuant to a stock purchase agreement had filed identical complaints in state court and before an arbitration tribunal alleging a breach of the stock purchase agreement by the bank and seeking an order for specific performance of the contract. The bank removed the case from state court to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and then successfully compelled arbitration and obtained dismissal of the case.

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