A pro se plaintiff had sought to confirm a $116,313 award by “Sitcomm Arbitration Association,” which had allegedly ruled that TD Auto Finance LLC was liable for breach of contract. TD Auto Finance contested the petition by moving to dismiss, contending that the award was a “sham” related to the repossession of the plaintiff’s car and that it had never agreed to participate in an arbitration…
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