Q: If there is a arbitration agreement on my contract, can the company sue me instead of going to arbritration?
This was a roofing contract. I paid half and have not paid the balance because of issues that have not been resolved.
A: Ohio courts routinely enforce arbitration clauses in contracts unless there are specific exceptions in the language of the agreement that would apply to your case, or if there is a significant difference in the bargaining power between the two parties to the contract. If the roofing company provided you the written contract with the arbitration clause, it would be even more difficult for them to argue that they shouldn't have to go to arbitration.
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
Arbitration clauses are generally held to be binding nationwide. Additionally, entities that are inclined to sue in court rather than use alternate forums such as arbitration or mediation do not typically include arbitration clauses in their contracts. Good luck
Drew Chalfant agrees with this answer
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